This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Communications, a team from the University of Oxford presents a new computer program that can detect antibiotic resistance in bacteria by analyzing the microbes' genomes. Called Mykrobe Predictor, the program is capable of detecting both species and resistance profiles of bacterial samples isolated from patients, and was used to predict resistance to 12 antibiotics in Staphylococcus aureus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis samples.

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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.