This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, American researchers used genomic approaches to characterize bipolar disorder in individuals belonging to a large, well-documented Amish pedigree. Along with SNP and microsatellite data on 388 members of an Amish family, the team performed whole-genome sequencing on 50 of the study participants — data used for subsequent linkage and association analyses.

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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.