The Next Stage

The Boston-based Partners HealthCare System plans to implement whole-genome sequencing and interpretation of that data for its hospitals next month, The Boston Globe reports. Its nine hospitals include Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. The Globe adds that the service is expected to cost about $9,000.

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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.