The Supreme Court is in session and appears to be split on Wyeth vs. Levine, according to the Los Angeles Times. The case is challenging the Bush administration's preemption policy which says that injured customers cannot sue companies by saying a product is dangerous and defective if a federal agency approved the product for the market.

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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.