Last week, Applied Biosystems and Celera Genomics made good on a promise originally made in May to release genomic sequence data from the Celera Discovery System into the public domain [BioInform 05-02-05]. The companies ended up releasing much more than sequence data, however, contributing more than 400,000 PCR primer-pair designs, more than 7 million SNPs, and 540,000 TaqMan gene expression assays to several databases hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

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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.