This article in the Guardian describes a DNA-based vaccine for multiple sclerosis that's gone through in human trials and "has been declared a success by doctors in America after tests on patients revealed signs that their condition had improved," according to the story. The vaccine contains DNA responsible for producing myelin, which serves to prevent the immune system from going haywire and causing MS.


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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.