PSM Check-Up

A new Council of Graduate Schools report looks into how professional science master's degree program graduates are faring. Within six months of graduation, 81.4 percent of respondents who earned PSM degrees during the 2010/2011 academic year said they were working during the week of June 20, 2011. Among those working, 88.4 percent said they were employed in positions "closely or somewhat related to their fields of study."

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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.