This post has been updated to correct the spelling of NantWorks.

Additional names have been thrown out the next director of the National Institutes of Health. According to Nature News, President-elect Donald Trump is also considering NantWorks CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong, Geoffrey Ling, the former biotech director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration, and Stanford University's John Ioannidis.

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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.