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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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.