Perhaps it was a stroke of luck for Stephen Scherer that the Canadian government opted not to fund genome sequencing at the start of the industry. A senior scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, he has been working on chromosome 7 of the human genome since the 1980s, at first through his studies of the cystic fibrosis gene. By the ’90s, his lab was mapping the chromosome — but when the sequencing phase of the HGP kicked off, Scherer never got the money to participate.

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The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.