Japanese researchers have discovered a molecular signature in blood that can tell time according to a person's internal body clock.

InkFish blogger Elizabeth Preston notes the discovery, which was published in PNAS this week by a team from the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan.

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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.