High on the List

People are more likely to cite studies that appear at the top of a list, NPR's Morning Edition reports.

The National Bureau of Economic Research sends out a weekly email to some 23,000 people that highlights recent papers that came out in the field, but the list isn't in any sort of importance, NPR says.

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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.