The Whitehead Institute said last week that Susan Lindquist will resign as president effective “on or about” Nov. 1. The institute said that Lindquist intends to focus on her laboratory and research.

Russell Ellison, chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs at Sanofi-Synthelabo, has joined the board of ProSanos. Ellison has also held senior-level positions at Hoffmann La Roche, Roche Canada, and Glaxo Canada.

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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.