Sean Eddy at Cryptogenomicon says he's glad to see that the National Academy of Sciences report, "Sequence-based classification of select agents: a brighter line" — which he's worked on with 12 colleagues for the "past year or so" — has finally been released.

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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.