It's been 350 years since Philosophical Transactions, the first scientific journal, began publishing, and the meetings surrounding the celebration held by the UK Royal Society have gotten the University of Oxford's Dorothy Bishop thinking about the future of scientific publishing, as she writes at the Guardian.

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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.