The Money Pours In

At the annual Indian Science Congress this week, India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised his country's researchers more funding for their work, says ScienceInsider's Pallava Bagla. "Singh said he will seek to boost R&D expenditures to at least 2 percent of gross domestic product by 2017, up from the current 0.9 percent," Bagla reports.

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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.