An article in the Guardian takes a look at how stem cell scientists in the US have been forced to juggle research priorities with federal red tape. Since President Bush's 2001 ban on mingling government money with new embryonic stem cell lines, the day-to-day reality of conducting early stem cell research has been fraught with difficulties.

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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.