This Week in Nature

In Nature Biotechnology this week, a team from Cornell University provided details of a new clinical cancer genomic profiling test. The researchers used massively parallel DNA sequencing to characterize base substitutions, short insertions and deletions, copy number alterations, and selected fusions across 287 cancer-related genes from routine formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded clinical specimens.

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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.