CRISPR Reading

In its debut issue, the CRISPR Journal includes research articles exploring the use of gene editing to treat retinitis pigmentosa and Batten disease as well as commentaries on how the tool could be applied to conservation and on the effect of patents on the field.

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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.