KFC at The Physics arXiv Blog says that, as genome sequencing becomes less expensive, many people in the developed world will be able to afford it, and the benefits of genome sequencing for patients are already apparent. But there are concerns about how to keep that information private, just like there are over any other medical record.

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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.