NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Department of Health and Human Services committee is still working on its recommendations for the HHS secretary on how to oversee the infant industry of direct-to-consumer genetic testing — including whether some of these tests should be considered medical devices and regulated as such by the Food and Drug Administration.

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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.