Speaking to the Guardian's Alok Jha, John Sulston — the British Nobel Prize-winning researcher who led the UK's work on the Human Genome Project — says scientists and lawmakers mustn't allow corporations to patent human genes.
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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.