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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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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.