The New York Times reports on the visa crunch here in the US, leading off with a look at microRNA researcher Alena Shkumatava at the Whitehead Institute. Shkumatava "is among the several hundred thousand students who need a visa to study in the United States," the article says.

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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.