Science Boosters

Kristy Hentchel, a postdoc at the University of Chicago, writes at Science Careers that her postdoc's science policy committee had been floundering until recent political events thrust science policy back into the spotlight. She further offers ways early-career researchers can become involved in policy.

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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.