Federal prosecutors in the US have filed charges against former Iowa State University laboratory manager Dong-Pyou Han after he admitted to falsifying data, the Associated Press reports.

According to investigators, Han confessed to spiking rabbit blood samples with human antibodies to make it appear that an experimental HIV vaccine was more promising than it really was.

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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.