This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ariad Pharmaceuticals introduce an inherited disease genetics-focused approach for finding genes and variants involved in cancer development and progression. The researchers relied on a computational method for comparing variants from a large database of variants identified in inherited disease studies with variants present in various cancer types.

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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.