Daily Scan’s inbox has been teeming with announcements for various talks and workshops to be held at the upcoming American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting in Washington, D.C., though none have read quite like Blaine Bettinger’s at the Genetic Genealogist blog.

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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.

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