A New York Times reporter sits down for a Q&A with David Clapham of Harvard Medical School. Clapham, a biologist and engineer whose lab may be best known for its breakthrough sperm research, says he's no "sperm specialist," according to the article. He's just a guy who used the human genome sequence data to find new ion channels.

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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.