Scientists have found a genetic variation that appears both to increase risk for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and to indicate which people "will grow out of the learning disability," according to this story from Technology Review. The study, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, was led by neuroscientist Philip Shaw, who says, "This is the first step in individualizing treatment for ADHD based on genetic make-up."


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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.