This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, an international research team reports the genome sequence of Aegilops tauschii, the diploid progenitor of the D genome of hexaploid wheat and a key genetic resource for the crop plant. Using a variety of technologies including ordered-clone genome sequencing, whole-genome shotgun sequencing, and BioNano optical genome mapping, the researchers show that compared to other sequenced and larger plant genomes, the Ae.

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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.