This week at the BIO 2005 Conference in Philadelphia, Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology, and Research announced that it has begun Phase II of its plan to expand the Biopolis, a massive life-sciences park designed to encourage scientific collaboration. The facilities include services and equipment for DNA sequencing, proteomics, flow cytometry, and microarrays, among others.

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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.