New York Times reports on a project set to kick off in the next few months in which three medical research centers -- the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Baylor College of Medicine -- will begin testing patients for the presence of cancerous stem cells to see if there's hope for therapeutically targeting them in the future.

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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.