The Big Prize

In a modern revival of an early 18th century engineering competition that changed the world, the citizens of the UK have chosen antibiotic resistance as a critical scientific problem and are offering a $17 million prize to anyone who can develop faster ways to detect resistant microbes, the BBC reports.

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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.