Arizona State University said this week that Raymond DuBois will take over as executive director of its Biodesign Institute on Dec. 1.

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Duncan Hall has joined Thermo Fisher Scientific as European regional marketing manager for the company's microbiology division.

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Albert Fornace, Amrita Cheema, Dilek Mir, Gregory Critchfield

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Siri Fürst, Greg Critchfield

The awards are part of NHLBI's newest proteomics program, which seeks to "understand the mechanisms that underlie many of the clinical questions related to heart, lung, and blood disease," said an official.

NHLBI in late January put out an RFP for the program, which calls for researchers to develop proteomics technologies and apply them to solve clinical puzzles. It is set to begin early next year, shortly after its current two major proteomics initiatives expire.

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.