This Week in PLoS

In PLoS One this week, researchers at University Children's Hospital in Skopje, Macedonia, along with their colleagues present their genetic and functional analysis of heterozygous missense mutations in SLC22A12 — the gene encoding the urate transporter protein URAT1 — in patients with idiopathic renal hypouricaemia is an inherited form of hypouricaemia.

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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.

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