University of Kansas

Mountain chickadee

Researchers used thousands of conserved sequences for more than 100 songbird species to reconstruct their diversification and historical expansion route.

Genomic, transcriptomic, and phylogenetic data suggest a group of microscopic parasites within the cnidarian lineage has undergone extensive body plan streamlining.

The partners will collaborate on pediatric oncology research, with a goal of earning an NCI designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The NCRR funding will fund clinical and translational science centers and partnerships centered at five universities.

NHGRI's rare diseases program will partner with The University of Kansas and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to speed up therapeutic development.

According to unaudited, pro forma data, Panomics would have added $10.7 million to Affy's total revenues for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2008, and $11 million to the company's top line in fiscal year 2007.

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.