Genetic testing results have led to the break up of thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia, the BBC reports.

After taking pre-marriage health tests, some 165,000 couples have called off their wedding plans after results indicated "genetic incompatibilities." This, the Saudi Gazette says, is about 60 percent of the participants in the program.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.