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In a proof-of-concept study published last week in PLoS One, the scientists applied their strategy to analyze a single exon in nearly 5,000 samples with 122 tags using the 454 GS FLX sequencing platform.

Researchers involved in the Human Protein Atlas project announced that they are halfway through creating a resource that will contain data on all known human proteins.

With the release, the Protein Atlas project is now halfway to its goal of characterizing 20,000 human proteins, which it expects to reach sometime in 2015, said program founder and director Mathias Uhlen.

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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.