People with a certain genetic heart condition may react poorly to energy drinks, Live Science reports.

In small randomized, double-blind study, University of Sydney researchers gave patients with familial long QT syndrome either caffeinated energy drinks or control drinks. Familial long QT syndrome can led to a rapid, irregular heartbeat and sudden death, and affects about one in 2,000 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.