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Most Likely It'll Mean More Forms

The National Institutes of Health has been trying to crack down on conflicts of interest, to the point that some NIH researchers declined to give talks to industry, says blogger Derek Lowe at In the Pipeline. At the same time, Lowe points out, NIH is moving toward more translational science, which will mean more interactions with industry. "So how will the NIH manage that if the drug industry is seen as contaminating their Purity of Essence?" he asks.

The Scan

Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility

Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.

Circulating Tumor DNA Shows Potential as Biomarker in Rare Childhood Cancer

A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that circulating tumor DNA levels in rhabdomyosarcoma may serve as a biomarker for prognosis.

Study Recommends Cancer Screening for Dogs Beginning Age Seven, Depending on Breed

PetDx researchers report in PLOS One that annual cancer screening for dogs should begin by age seven.

White-Tailed Deer Harbor SARS-CoV-2 Variants No Longer Infecting Humans, Study Finds

A new study in PNAS has found that white-tailed deer could act as a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 variants no longer found among humans.