This Week in PLoS

In PLoS One this week, researchers at the World Health Organization's Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Influenza report their development of a pyrosequencing assay "for the rapid identification and subtyping of potential human influenza A virus reassortants based on all eight gene segments of the virus," which they say could enhance flu surveillance.

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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.