This Week in Science

In Science this week, Jocelyn Kaiser interviewed biochemist Robert Tjian, who has been head of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since April. He says his first plans were and still are to invest more in international research and educational programs, with an emphasis on Asia.

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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.