NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The North Carolina Biotechnology Center sees the state as a potential hub for personalized medicine research and business, and has provided $100,000 for a project to begin exploring the possibility of creating a center that would focus on commercializing technologies to individualize medical diagnosis and treatment of each patient.

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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.