NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and elsewhere have tracked down four new genes with apparent ties to eosinophilic esophagitis, a food allergy characterized by inflammation, esophageal swelling, a jump in representation by eosinophil immune cells, and feeding difficulties.

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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.

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