Geneticist Nils Stein from the Leibniz Institute for Plant Genetics tells Slate that having a better understanding of the barley genome could help the plant endure conditions brought on by climate change. In addition to being an important crop for the brewing industry, Stein notes that barley is also a key component of animal feed.

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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.