This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics this week, an international team reports their discovery of a SNP within the ACACB gene that is associated with proteinuria in patients with type 2 diabetes. The paper represents research from nine independent studies — four from Japan, one from Singapore, one from Korea, and two from Europe ― of patients with type 2 diabetes, which all confer to suggest that ACACB is a strong candidate for determining susceptibility to proteinuria.

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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.