A year ago, GT readers honored Francis Collins as Person of the Year — his picture graced the cover — for his work leading the Human Genome Project, which was formally completed in April 2003. Collins had managed to lead an effort that was widely celebrated in the popular media and that was finished two years early and $400 million under budget (of course, some credit would have to be given to the stimulus of Venter’s competition).

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

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

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.