ScienceInsider reports that Raynard Kington, deputy director of the National Institutes of Health, is stepping down from his position in July and that he will become the president of Grinnell College in Iowa. Kington, having previously served as the director of the NIH’s behavioral sciences office, was named acting director of the NIH after Elias Zerhouni resigned in October 2008.

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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.