Generic biotech drugs may be getting a serious boost: part of President Obama's budget is designed to foster development of these follow-on biologics. Over at Patent Baristas, Stephen Albainy-Jenei blogs about the Biotechnology Industry Organization's response at a press conference.

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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.