This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from the Broad Institute and elsewhere describe a new method for determining the genetic changes that might contribute to autoimmune disease. While large-scale genetic studies can identify areas in the genome that are associated with autoimmune disorders, the existence of multiple base-pair changes makes it difficult to tease out which ones are actually disease causing.

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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.