NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Four studies published today in Science used genetics and metagenomics to tease apart the characteristics of diverse microbial communities — from microbes in acidic mine waste and deep beneath the sea to those in the human gut.
 

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In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.

At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.