While the US government has averted a shutdown by passing a new continuing resolution to fund government agencies for another two weeks without affecting science agencies' budgets, Nature's Great Beyond Blog points out that science budgets may still be trimmed down.
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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.