This post has been updated to clarify what Counsyl's test examines.

Carrier screening of prospective parents is becoming more widespread, the Wall Street Journal reports. Such screening had been limited to people of certain at-risk ethnicities or with family histories of disease, but new technologies are making it cheaper to test everyone.

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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.