A contentious paper recently published in Science has the research community in an uproar, says Nature News' Erika Check Hayden. The paper's main claim is that messenger RNA is "routinely and systematically altered by unknown mechanisms before its genetic instructions can be read," Hayden 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.