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NEW YORK, Oct. 1 – Germany's Bayer is reportedly close to clinching a deal to acquire Aventis’ CropScience business, Reuters reported Monday.

A Bayer spokesperson was not immediately available for comment, but according to news reports the companies could pen the deal as early as Monday and formalize it as early as Tuesday.

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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.