Picking Up the Tab

At the Scientific American Observations blog, Christine Gorman asks whether scientific research should be funded by the public, through private institutes, or a mix of both. "Given science's role in fueling the economy, I think it makes sense to explore the funding issue more deeply," Gorman 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.