Getting There

Medical schools in the US have better, but not great, conflict of interest policies in place, according to a new study from Columbia University researchers in Academic Medicine. They examined the policies of some 127 medical schools and scored them based on established recommendations as permissive, moderate, or stringent, and compared them to previous scores.

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CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

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The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.