Genetic Logic

Researchers led by Imperial College London's Martin Buck report in Nature Communications their construction of a novel modular and orthogonal AND gate in E. coli using a Pseudomonas syringae module. This, says Gunnar De Winter at the Curious Cub, is another step toward a biological computer.

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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.