Lynx Therapeutics moved its delayed annual shareholders' meeting back, setting the new date for March 1, the company announced this week.

The Hayward, Calif.-based gene-expression services firm had initially chosen Feb. 17 for the first meeting of its shareholders since 2003. It is hoping to amass enough votes at the shareholder meeting to secure its merger with Solexa, an Essex, UK-based DNA-sequencing products developer, with whom it signed a definitive merger pact in September (see BAN 10/6/04).

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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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