In an editorial in the Wall Stree Journal, Nobel Prize winner Norman Borlaug and Peter McPherson, president of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, talk about how the US should get a long-term plan to stave off famine in the developing and rural world.

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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.