This Week in Science

Many vertebrate species have similar sets of protein-coding genes, though they can exhibit very different phenotypes, and, in Science, a team of researchers recounts its comparison of organ transcriptomes, with a particular focus on alternative splicing patterns, from a number of vertebrate species. The team notes that there are significant differences in alternative splicing patterns between diverged species.

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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.