Randall Parker at Future Pundit points to a Nature News piece predicting that 2,700 human genomes will have been completed, world-wide, by the end of October, and more than 30,000 will have been sequenced by the end of 2011 as an example of how "the floodgates on genetic data are opening." Consequently, he says, "the rate of discovery of what genetic mutations mean is rapidly accelerating." Parker suggests that so lon

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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.