It Was the Egg Salad

The US Food and Drug Administration is asking food companies to submit samples of pathogens found in their plants to beef up a database of foodborne disease, Reuters reports.

By sequencing Listeria, Salmonella, and other foodborne pathogen strains isolated from sick patients and comparing them to those in a database, FDA can more quickly trace the bug back to its potential source.

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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.