Vector Reduction

The Zika virus has been pinpointed as the cause of a rash of babies being born with smaller-than-usual heads in South American countries with the virus, and NPR reports that genetically modified mosquitoes may be used to combat the virus's rapid spread.

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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.