This Week in Science

In this week's Science, researchers from Stanford University and their colleagues call for the repeal of the National Institutes of Health's recent ban on funding for chimera research "in which human pluripotent cells are introduced into non-human vertebrate animal pre-gastrulation stage embryos." The scientists call the restriction misguided and say it poses a threat to advances in stem cell biology, developmental biology, and regenerative medicine.

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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.