Researchers from Brown University have developed a method that they say can generate more accurate haplotype assemblies for genome-wide and whole-exome studies than current methods.

Derek Aguiar and Sorin Istrail, a doctoral student and a professor of computation and mathematical sciences, respectively, presented their method, dubbed HapCompass, in a poster at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology conference held in Long Beach, Calif., last week.

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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.