In a list of 20 tips for new and aspiring postdocs, blogger Dr. Girlfriend at Life After Grad School stresses the importance of preparedness, communication, and perseverance. She also emphasizes that postdocs should take charge of their careers. The mentor-mentee relationship, she says, is a two-way street. "If you are not generating data, your PI will intervene and demand you do your job or get out.

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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.