Stephen Colbert's April 15 interview with Kevin Noonan, makes a pretty good case for gene patenting, says Patent Docs' Donald Zuhn, who works with Noonan. Noonan has been defending Myriad's right to the breast cancer gene patent that was ruled invalid in March.

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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.