It's Comeuppance Time

The US Federal Trade Commission is taking a swing at companies that promote cancer cures online, reports the Los Angeles Times. The director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, Lydia Parnes, says they will be taking action against 11 companies. "We found all of these claims to be nothing short of breathtaking, and not in a good way," she says.

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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.