European Union researchers have succeeded in their quest to amend a draft piece of EU legislation that would have impeded the use of personal health data in medical research, ScienceInsider reports.

The original version of the bill sought to standardize privacy rules regarding collecting, storing, and exchanging data across Europe, a move many researchers applauded.

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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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