According to this wire story, some users of Skype's VoIP service have discovered that their files are under attack. A new worm targeting the Skype application seems to be "harvesting e-mail addresses and directing users to a range of sites hosting other malicious software," the story says.


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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.