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The conference held last week in Bethesda, Md., looked at how the public was receiving information about their own genetics, as well as advances in the field via blogs and the mainstream media.

The National Functional Genomics Center will work with researchers from several institutions to find ovarian cancer markers.

The Nuffield Council is seeking comments on whether direct-to-consumer genetic tests need to be regulated.

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.