While more than a hundred of the top 200 universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education, are in the US or the UK, where those schools rank on that list has slipped. Three US schools and two in the UK have fallen out of the top 200, the Nature News Blog notes.

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Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.

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.