PHILADELPHIA (GenomeWeb News) — The stalemate between President Bush and Congress over this fiscal year’s federal budget all but kills the likelihood that the National Institutes of Health’s fiscal 2008 budget will be increased, Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) told GenomeWeb Daily News sister publication BioRegion News this week.
 

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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.