While GE Healthcare's revenues are skyrocketing, the unit's contribution to GE's overall revenues, which CEO Jeffrey Immelt has promised to grow at 8 percent a year, is not keeping pace.

In the three quarters since it closed the $10-billion acquisition of Amersham and created GE Healthcare to house both the acquisition and the company's legacy medical systems, the unit has averaged 37 percent growth in revenues, and 34 percent growth in profits, year over year.

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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.