In 2006, then-Senator Barack Obama introduced the Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act to the US Congress. Now, the bill is being reintroduced as GPMA 2010 as a response to growing public awareness of genomic tests, according to Genomics Law Report's Dan Vorhaus and Meggan Bushee. The act aims to expand and accelerate genomic research to improve disease diagnosis and to expand the use of personalized medicine, among other things.

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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.