The Art of Chemistry

Politicians and business leaders commonly warn that more students need to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics so that the country can retain its competitive edge.

But at the Washington Post, Rhodes College's Loretta Jackson-Hayes argues that there is a slightly different need: She says more STEM majors with a liberal arts background are needed.

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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.