This Week in Science

In Science this week, a University of California, Los Angeles-led team publishes a study showing the genetic basis for loss of flight in the Galapagos cormorant, the only bird of its species to have lost the ability to fly. The researchers studied wing and pectoral skeleton reduction in these cormorants, then sequenced the genomes of four cormorant species to identify candidate genes that may have contributed to the evolution of flightlessness.

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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.