Unmuzzled

During the nine-year Stephen Harper administration in Canada, government scientists there ran into roadblocks when trying to speak with the media, but these policies are now loosening, Nature News reports.

"It was an incredible rigmarole to try and get the most innocuous bit of information to media or the public," says Diane Lake, who was then a communications officer with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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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.