Research vs. Teaching

Scientists are concerned that American universities are undermining education in the US by "aggressively" encouraging research and not paying an equal amount of attention to teaching, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education's Paul Basken.

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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.