This Week in PNAS

In a paper published online in advance in PNAS this week, investigators at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., and their colleagues use whole-genome sequencing and microarray analysis data to show that a recent Peruvian Plasmodium vivax isolate — dubbed IQ07 — has one SNP per every 985 bases, which distinguish it from the reference strain of the malaria-causing parasite.

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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.