This Week in Cell

A Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center-led team takes a look at double-strand break patterns in the mouse genome in an effort to more clearly understand meiotic recombination. Using primers coinciding with SPO11 sequences associated with double-strand breaks, the researchers mapped such breaks genome-wide in male mice, uncovering regions between methylated nucleosomes that were particularly prone to these breaks.

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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.