Helen Pearson discusses a talk given by Pete Agre, AAAS president, in a Nature In the Field blog post. At the annual AAAS meeting, Agre described combating the stigmas that accompany scientists as a big challenge within the discipline.

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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.