Disappointing House

A subcommittee of the US House of Representatives has proposed keeping the US National Institutes of Health's budget exactly where it is, says ScienceInsider's Jocelyn Kaiser. The committee released a draft of a spending bill with a proposed flat NIH budget of $30.6 billion in 2013 — $100 million less than what a Senate appropriations committee approved in June.

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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.