NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health, whether through the long-term trend of flat funding, hard spending caps, or sequestration, will have a "devastating" impact on the development of new technologies for addressing global health priorities, according to a new report.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.

Mary Beckerle has been removed as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in what one researcher refers to as a "coup," ScienceInsider reports.