This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, a Stanford University-led team describes de novo and rare variants it identified in an exome sequence-based study of individuals with congenital heart disease. The researchers began by profiling protein-coding sequences in 59 individuals with rare, non-syndromic heart malformations called atrioventricular septal defects, their unaffected parents, and 59 unaffected control trios.

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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.