This Week in Nature

HHMI researcher Vivian Cheung led a study that looked at gene expression differences among people in response to exposure to radiation. In performing genetic linkage and association studies to map regulators of different gene expression phenotypes, the researchers found that for more than 1,200 of these, there was linkage to a specific chromosome region and that nearly all of the regulators are trans-acting. Their work was published in early online.

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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.