IBM's Watson supercomputer has been pursuing a fellowship in treating leukemia patients at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Washington Post reports. There, it has been evolving from a program that spat out seemingly random treatments to one that suggests standard as well as experimental treatments, with varying probabilities of success, tailored to that patient.

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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.