Genealogy an "extreme sport?" In its latest installment in a series of articles exploring the "DNA Age," this New York Times piece probes the lengths to which amateur genealogists go in order to get the goods: DNA sequences of their closest living relatives.

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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.