Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Susan Collins (R-Me.) have introduced a bill aimed at supporting new scientific investigators.

In an op-ed at the Huffington Post, Baldwin notes that the average age of researchers receiving their first grant from the National Institutes of Health has climbed to 42-years from 36-years old in 1980, and they spend longer and longer lengths of time in training.

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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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