Not So Precise

Even if people tried to design a “perfect” baby, Megan Allyse at the Duke University Institute for Genome Science and Policy and Marsha Michie from Stanford School of Medicine write in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal that people and their genes are too complex to predict.

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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.