It's a Fight to Watch

The Scientist tells the story of Stephen Heinemann, a neurologist at the Salk Institute, who lost all his funding from the Salk Institute Council Endowment that, along with two NIH grants and private money, funded his mouse lab. Heinemann laid off his staff and now is worried that he'll be next out the door.

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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.