Kavli Institute

Three CRISPR researchers are to receive the Kavli Prize in nanoscience, according to the Associated Press.

The publication closely follows a paper by a Dutch group that also showed DNA traversing a nanopore. The Penn team used a method called chemical vapor deposition to grow the graphene on a copper substrate, while the Dutch team used an exfoliation approach to construct its nanopore.

The team's next step is to use the graphene as not only the membrane, but also as the electrodes, and to slow down the DNA so they can read each individual base as it passes through the pore.

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.