A quartet of recent papers authored by geneticists at Birmingham Women's Hospital has shed greater light on the application of chromosomal microarrays in prenatal diagnostics in the UK.

The studies, which appeared in four journals over the past two months, compared array-based testing to conventional karyotyping, compared lower-resolution array platforms with higher-resolution chips, and the authors discussed issues related to variants of unclear significance, as well as patient counseling.

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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.