The US federal government shut down early Saturday after lawmakers failed to come to a funding agreement. The Associated Press says that as the shutdown began over the weekend, "many of the immediate effects will be muted," but it adds that if the shutdown drags on, "[d]amage could build quickly."
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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.