OncoTrack

Dubbed OncoTrack, the project is being funded for five years with around €27 million, and will involve whole-genome sequencing of the primary tumors of 60 colon cancer patients and matched normal genomes.

OncoTrack, a new international consortium, will seek to generate high-quality genomic and epigenetic data from clinically well-defined colon cancer tumors and their metastases as part of its colon cancer project.

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.