OpenHelix reports that NCBI has cut their outreach staff and canceled training seminars, due to funding concerns. On their blog, OpenHelix posts a sample notification that people have received that says that all outreach programs, including NCBI's field guide, mini-courses, structures, and PubChem, have been terminated.

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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.