It's no small feat: Over the course of six months, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute sequenced more than 1 trillion DNA bases in six months, reports Genetic Future's Daniel MacArthur. At its current rate, he adds, Sanger is producing more sequence data every two minutes than was turned out by the whole community between 1982 and 1987.

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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.