Good bioinformatics techniques are essential for interpreting genomic data no matter where you are, but for Andrew Pohorille, director of NASA’s Center for Computational Astrobiology, it’s even more important to glean as much knowledge as possible from raw data.

“You are much more forced to extract as much information as you can because repeating your experiment is not a simple thing,” Pohorille said of the gene expression studies that NASA has been conducting during recent space flights.

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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.

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