This Week in PNAS

A team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences has found that that the mosquito gut microbiome interacts with a pathogenic fungus to influence mortality. The team found mosquitoes with gut microbiota die more quickly when infected with the pathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana. Fungal infection, they report, leads to dysbiosis of the mosquito gut microbiome, particularly an increase in bacterial load and a decrease in bacterial diversity.

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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.