The Chronicle of Higher Education's Jeffery Young says crowd science is taking hold in several scientific disciplines as researchers pool their resources and collaborate to make sense of their data and discoveries. When it comes to bioscience, Young says, researchers are finding that decoding entire genomes means a shift in the culture that previously dictated that data was never to be shared.

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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.