A recent Slate article says that there are too many Democrats in science. Democrats found themselves in a unique position during the Bush administration and were able to "score political points" by accusing Bush of being "anti-science," says Slate's Daniel Sarewitz. Now they're convinced that anyone who disagrees with them on issues like climate change is "fundamentally irrational," he adds.

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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.