The current issue of MIT's Technology Review includes an article on 454 Life Sciences, with brief mention of other next-gen sequencing companies. The piece focuses on the history of the company, with a bit about the technology behind 454's sequencing platform.

 

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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.