CRISPR Possibilities

Because of its ability to edit genomes, CRISPR technology is catching the attention of a number of scientists, NPR reports.

"It's really powerful, it's a really exciting development," the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Craig Mello tells NPR's All Things Considered.

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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.