Journalists at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Mark Johnson, Kathleen Gallagher, Gary Porter, Lou Saldivar, and Alison Sherwood — have been awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for their story "of an epic effort to use genetic technology to save a 4-year-old boy imperiled by a mysterious disease, told with words, graphics, videos and other images," the prize committee says.

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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.