Susan Perkins at Dechronization points out a booklet from the L'Oreal Foundation and Science that features 17 female scientists who "have set out to make the world a better place [and] although they are still young, many have already achieved that goal," says Sean Sanders in the introduction. Each of the women received a fellowship from UNESCO-L'Oréal.

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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.