This Week in PNAS

In the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team from the US, Taiwan, and Canada outline its sequencing-based efforts to identify rare variants involved in Noonan syndrome, a developmental condition that can stem from mutations affecting members of the RAS-ERK signaling pathway. Using germline DNA from 25 individuals with Noonan syndrome who did not carry alterations in known risk genes, the researchers performed whole-exome sequencing.

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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.