This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, an international team led by researchers from Radboud University Medical Center report data suggesting that whole-genome sequencing can diagnose severe intellectual disability in newborns even when standard tests come back negative. The scientists performed genome-wide sequencing in 50 patients with severe intellectual disability and their unaffected parents.

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Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.