The Medgadget blog reports on the world's first X-ray free electron laser, recently announced by Argonne National Laboratory. The laser, hosted by Stanford, will "will emit a beam 'with a brightness that is 10 billion times greater than that of any existing x-ray source on earth,'" according to the post. That should enable it to speed up the elucidation of protein structures, among other things.

 

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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.

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.