This Week in PNAS

Researchers from the US and the UK used a molecular clock modeling method to take a look at the H1N1 influenza A virus behind the 1918 pandemic, using full length sequence data for influenza A viruses from a range of subtypes and host preferences. The team did molecular clock analyses on each influenza A gene using a few hundred sequences apiece, generating data that puts the emergence of the 1918 pandemic flu virus sometime prior to 1907 or so.

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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.