Jay Short, chairman and CEO of Diversa, will retire from the board of directors of Invitrogen within the next six months, the company said in a recent SEC filing.

Alisa Judge was named vice president of human resources for San Diego-based Claritas. Previously, she was vice president for human resources at Chemtronics. Before that, she was director of global staffing and retention at Invitrogen.

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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.