Few Years Later

The US Food and Drug Administration has given 23andMe authorization to market its direct-to-consumer health risk tests, as GenomeWeb has reported. The company will now offer 10 health risk tests, including ones for Parkinson's disease, late-onset Alzheimer's disease, and celiac disease, it adds.

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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.