This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, the International Brachypodium Initiative describes the genome sequence of Brachypodium distachyon, a wild grass. The team used whole-genome shotgun sequencing and deep Illumina sequencing to analyze small RNA populations and found that, much like in Arabidopsis, the small RNA reads were most dense in regions of high repeat density.

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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.