While its announcement of a new low-cost sequencing platform caused one blogger to lose some sleep, Illumina has Forbes' Matthew Herper contemplating the consequences of the Life Technologies Ion Personal Genome Machine's new competition within the sequencing market.
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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.