Scientists at Manchester, UK-based genotoxicity screening shop Gentronix this week said they have developed and validated a higher-throughput version of the company’s GreenScreen HC genotoxicity assay.

The new GADD45a-GFP human cell-based assay was reformatted from four compounds per 96-well microplate to test 12 compounds per plate from a starting concentration of 100 µM over three serial dilutions in a higher-throughput, automated screening mode, a company official told CBA News this week.

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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.