MONTEROTONDO, Italy, Aug. 9 – Call it the mouse project that roars.

Following the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s decision to step up funding for its Mouse Biology Program here, researchers are now preparing for what is expected to be the dawn of a new era for murine research.

“This particular situation is a dream situation,” said Nadia Rosenthal, the newly appointed head of the facility.

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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.