At first the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Caixia Gao was loath to jump on the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing bandwagon, but she's since become a convert, Nature reports. Gao is using the approach to alter key crops like rice and wheat.

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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.