If you feel strongly about whether the chimp should be the next genome assigned for sequencing by NHGRI, talk to Robert Tepper. The Millennium Pharmaceuticals CSO and executive VP of discovery is the Secretary of Health’s latest appointee to the 15-member National Advisory Council on Human Genome Research, which will help direct the future of the federal genomics program.

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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.