Nagendra Ningaraj, a former cancer researcher at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, is accused of tampering with data and images that appeared poster presentations and grant applications, says The Scientist. The Office of Research Integrity says that Ningarai swapped pictures of control and treated brain tumors and recycled old data as new data.

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The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

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.