Wired released its list of "top tech towns" (read: geek gathering zones) in the US. The magazine says it used "highly scientific methodology as well as algorithms snuck out of NASA and Google" to evaluate 30 cities on a number of factors, including proximity to highly ranked engineering schools, tech jobs per capita, free Wi-Fi availability, and more.

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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.