This Week in PNAS

In a paper published online in advance in PNAS this week, researchers in Italy and Austria show that "transgene-mediated cosuppression and RNA interference enhance germ-line apoptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans," and hypothesize that the mechanism through which it occurs "may trigger the elimination of germ cells that have undergone viral infection or transposon activation."

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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.