The effect of the European Union budget talks "is decidedly mixed for scientists," ScienceInsider reports. At the talks, EU leaders decided on a 3.4 percent cut to the EU budget, which comes to a €960 billion budget for 2014 to 2020.
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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.