While a biologist can perform a quick MedLine search to assess prior research in an area of interest, bioinformatics developers don’t have similar access to a centralized depository of software, according to Talapady Bhat, a researcher at the biotechnology division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. As a result, Bhat said, a large number of software development efforts are unnecessarily duplicated in academic and nonprofit environments.

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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.

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