Robert Drago, who The Chronicle of Higher Education called "one of the most prominent scholars of policies promoting work-life balance in academe" in a 2010 story the GenomeWeb Careers blog covered here, has been convicted of misdemeanor sexual abuse of a minor in Superior Court of Washington, DC, the Chronicle now reports.

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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.