NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Studies by independent research teams are refining the view of known risk variants in schizophrenia — unraveling functional insights within one strongly associated region of the genome and attempting to define early symptoms in adolescent individuals with high polygenic risk scores for the psychiatric disorder.

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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.