Patients over Profits

Candid Engineer in Academia says that when she discovered that "instead of taking a novel approach to science for the sake of novelty, there are people who take a novel approach for the sake of patent potential," she was a bit discouraged.

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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.