This Week in PLoS

In PLoS One this week, investigators at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and elsewhere report their generation of an "efficient vector system to modify cells genetically." The team tagged genetically modified cells with a surface biotinylation label by co-transfecting them with a biotin ligase, BirA.

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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.