An explosion last weekend at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology appears to be due to illicit production of methamphetamines, Chemical & Engineering News reports. The Associated Press adds that pseudoephedrine, Epsom salts, and other materials used to make meth were reportedly present at the site.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.