Determining the order of authors on a paper can be a fraught task, never mind deciding whose contribution rises to the level of an author, Nature News writes. Recent discussions on social media, especially Twitter, it adds, have been grappling with these issues.

Who gets what spot on an author list varies by discipline. For instance, in psychology, Nature News says that the author who did the most work usually takes the first slot.

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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.