An article in the UK's Guardian wonders if DNA will ever be the basis for computers, replacing silicon chips. The idea came from USC's Leonard Adleman, who showed that DNA could be used to solve the traveling salesman problem and, last month, Japanese scientists made a sort of DNA from artificial bases.

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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.