This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report data showing that the fruit fly transcriptome is far more complex than previously thought. They examined various Drosophila cultured cell lines at different developmental stages and dissected organ systems, revealing new genes, proteins, and transcripts, including hundreds of previously unidentified long non-coding RNAs.

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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.