People with sickle cell disease are hopeful that the gene-editing tool CRISPR might be able to offer them relief, Technology Review reports.

"Patients are very intrigued by [CRISPR]. They think it sounds wonderful," Biree Andemariam, director of the New England Sickle Cell Institute at the University of Connecticut Health Center, tells Tech Review.

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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.