Quaking With Fear

There is increasing political will for open access to taxpayer-financed scientific research, The Economist reports. The British government recently announced that all research that it funds must be freely available online, beginning in 2013. Shortly thereafter, the European Union said that research it funds between 2014 and 2020 must also be accessible online, for free.

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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.