This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of Harvard University and Broad Institute scientists discusses the ways in which the metabolism of gut microbiota affects a person's metabolism, as well as its importance to human health. They note how the chemistry of gut microbial xenobiotic metabolism is often distinct from that of host enzymes and remains poorly understood.

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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.