Testing a lung tumor's genome for alterations is helping patients get treatments matched to their disease, US News & World Report says.

About 60 percent of lung adenocarcinomas harbor specific gene mutations that may be key drivers of disease, it says, adding that by targeting these changes, clinicians may be better able to treat the disease.

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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.