This Week in PLoS

Just out in PLoS One, scientists from the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Italy published a paper on mapping SNPs and indels on Venter's chromosomes 17 through 22. The authors compared those to the human reference genome and found that insertions and deletions were more likely to occur in GC-rich regions.

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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.