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At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, biopsies from patients now head to a new lab where they are examined to determine whether they house any of 341 genetic mutations, Bloomberg reports. Knowing whether the tumor harbors any of these changes can help guide the patient's treatment, it adds.

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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.