The UK's health secretary, Andrew Lansley, is accepting proposals for a new regulatory body that would speed up applications by scientists carrying out health research, and open up the UK — to a greater degree — to drug companies wanting to carry out clinical trials, reports The Guardian's Sarah Boseley.

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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.

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