In the Pipeline's Derek Lowe says Rosetta@Home — a distributed-computing approach to working out protein folding problems run from David Baker's lab at the University of Washington — seems to have made progress on a project developing proteins designed to bind to the surface of flu viruses.

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In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

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.