When Oregon State Health and Science University researchers led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov reported last year that they had used the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to correct a heart disease mutation in viable human embryos, critics were skeptical.

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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.