Scientists have found proof for the function of so-called junk DNA. As the first part of the 4-year-old ENCODE project, an international consortium looked at 1% of the genome, finding that much of it is transcribed.
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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.