Charges

The US Securities and Exchange Commission charged Elizabeth Dragon, the former senior vice president of research and development for Sequenom, with making false statements to investors about the company's prenatal Down syndrome test, according to our sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News.

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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.