This Week in Science

In this week's Science, researchers present new insights into the bread wheat genome. In one of four reports, a team from the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) report bread wheat’s draft gene sequence, which was generated using chromosome-based shotgun sequencing and assembling each chromosome arm of a cultivated wheat variety called Chinese Spring.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.