A Different Struggle

When he was four years old, Nic Volker had his exome sequenced to search for the cause of his severe inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin uncovered a mutation on his X chromosome that could be behind his disorder and gave Nic's physicians a treatment idea.

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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.

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Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

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