Carlos Moedas, a Portuguese economist, has been nominated to be the new European Commissioner for Research, Innovation, and Science, the Nature News Blog reports.

Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming European Commission president, nominated his choices for his team today, the New York Times adds.

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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.