This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance this week in Nature, investigators at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and elsewhere report genome sequences for 17 inbred strains of lab mice, in which they identified "almost 10-times more variants than previously known." The authors suggest that "these sequences provide a starting point for a new era in the functional analysis of a key model organism." Our sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News has more on this study.

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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.