This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, an international research team presents a genetic atlas of the human plasma proteome, revealing 1,927 genetic associations with 1,478 proteins that could prove useful in treating a range of disorders. The scientists show that protein quantitative trait loci overlap with gene expression quantitative trait loci, as well as with disease-associated loci, and uncover evidence that protein biomarkers have causal roles in 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.

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