Over at the Business Bytes Genes Molecules blog, Deepak Singh talks about the role of biological data scientists and, more specifically, how "we need to change our idea of the role of bioinformaticians." Singh refers to a post at The Practical Quant, written by Ben Lorica, which outlines ways in which institutions can — and should, he says — "nurture" data scientists. Lorica says that:

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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.

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