It is going to take a little while for life to get back to normal at the National Institutes of Health after the government shutdown, which lasted just over two weeks and ended nine days ago, particularly in its extramural affairs application and review activities.

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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.