One limitation of X-ray crystallography and NMR is that the structures they produce don’t always reflect what proteins look like in the cell. Swedish biotech startup Sidec Technologies promises to solve this problem — and contribute to drug discovery — by applying electron microscopy to imaging of proteins in three dimensions. Last week, the Stockholm-based company received a boost for its efforts, announcing additional funding of 10 million krona ($1.3 million) from Industrifonden, the Swedish Industrial Development Fund.

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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.