This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the University of Manchester explore non-coding RNA function in Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast using a set of barcoded gene deletion strains, each missing one of the 532 ncRNAs considered with the collection.

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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.