This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Biology this week, collaborating researchers in Seattle and Japan investigate the role of PARP-1 in the repair of DNA lesions. Their study shows that PARP-1 deficiency results in a reduction in gene conversions and enhances repair of AID-induced lesions.

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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.