Long-Lived Men

Researchers have found a genetic variant linked to longer life among men, the New York Times reports.

In lower organisms, growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor 1 signaling both regulate lifespan, leading an Albert Einstein College of Medicine-led team of researchers to suspect that a deletion in the growth hormone receptor gene might influence longevity among people.

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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.