This Week in PNAS

Metabolomics could be a key tool for personalized medicine, say researchers from Metabolon in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They conducted a metabolomics analysis of plasma samples from a cohort of 80 healthy volunteers, profiling some 600 metabolites and covering 72 biochemical pathways.

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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.