Antibiotic resistance is a problem for modern medicine, as bacteria can defeat or get around almost any drug thrown at them, says Not Exactly Rocket Science's Ed Yong. New research shows that bacteria developed genes for antibiotic resistance thousands of years ago, long before antibiotics came about.

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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.