Genomics, the European Bioinformatics Institute's Ewan Birney writes at PLOS Medicine, is composed of a set of broad "technologies that will have a lasting impact on the future."

In this year-end editorial, the PLOS Medicine editors asked eleven researchers about the state of their respective fields, ranging from genomics and cancer to mental health disorders and malaria treatment.

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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.