NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA issued several draft local coverage determinations in the last week, including positive coverage decisions for Myriad Genetics' EndoPredict test in breast cancer, CareDx's transplant test AlloSure, and an extension of coverage for Genomic Health's Oncotype DX prostate cancer test to include intermediate-risk patients.

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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.