NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gentel Biosciences will collaborate with an international consortium focused on developing biomarkers for pregnancy complications, the company said.

The Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (SCOPE) Study is establishing a pregnancy biobank that will be used to research tests that can predict major diseases of late-stage pregnancy, which affect 19 percent of worldwide pregnancies, the company said.

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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.

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