NEW YORK, March 16 - When Lee Hood started the Institute for Systems Biology, a project to build an integrated research supercenter for the biological sciences, few doubted the validity of the concept, but many wondered whether the technology existed to make it work.

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Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.