The Harvard University School of Public Health will use $2.7 million in recently awarded National Institutes of Health funding to further characterize samples in its Nurses' Health Study biorepository using multiple microarray platforms.

Andrew Beck, an associate professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School who is participating in the effort, said that the researchers intend to use tissue microarrays, Affymetrix expression arrays, and, potentially, DNA methylation arrays to collect more information about the samples.

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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.