Sleepless Genes

Dutch researchers have tied variants in half a dozen genes to insomnia, Live Science reports.

"Insomnia is all too often dismissed as being 'all in your head,'" co-senior author Eus Van Someren from Vrije Universiteit Medical Center in Amsterdam says in a statement. "Our research brings a new perspective. Insomnia is also in the genes."

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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.