This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Pathogens, a research duo from the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center reports on new clues about the evolution of simian immunodeficiency virus, a primate lentivirus related to HIV.

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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.