This Week in Science

In this week's Science, an international team of scientists reports the discovery of hominin DNA in cave sediment from archeological sites, even in the absence of skeletal remains. Using targeted enrichment of mitochondrial DNA, the researchers screened sediment samples from seven Pleistocene sites in Europe and Russia where ancient humans are known to have lived, and identified Neandertal DNA in four caves and Denisovan DNA in another.

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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.