Few Extra in Funding

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne presented his budget yesterday, and ScienceInsider says it includes more funds for research.

Though the science budget is planned over five years, ScienceInsider notes, the new budget includes some extra tidbits.

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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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