This Week in Science

In Science this week, two separate research teams report the identification of peptides used by the fungal pathogen that causes wheat stem rust disease to overcome resistance by the crop plant. In one study, scientists used comparative whole-genome sequencing to pinpoint a stem rust gene that encodes a peptide that increases in abundance over the course of plant infection. Further, they found that mutated forms of the peptide are able to evade detection by the plant’s immune system.

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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.