A study in Genome Biology outlines the impacts that human health and lifestyle can have on the dynamics of the gut and salivary microbiomes over time. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and elsewhere used 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing to tally up microbial community members in stool and saliva samples collected daily from two healthy men over a year.

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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.