US President Barack Obama has named Institute for Systems Biology president Leroy Hood and Frederick Hawthorne, director of the Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine at the University of Missouri at Columbia, as two of the 12 new winners of its National Medal of Science awards.

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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.