Homes are a hotbed of bacteria, containing bugs often found in soil, on skin, and, rather grossly, in feces, writes Wired's Sarah Zhang, who three years ago swabbed various spots of her apartment and sent them to the Wild Life of Our Homes citizen science project for analysis.

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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.