This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a trio of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center researchers publishes details of meiotic DNA double-strand break resection, a central and conserved feature of recombination that remains poorly understood. By mapping resection endpoints genome-wide at high resolution in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, they discovered that full-length resection requires Exo1 exonuclease and the DSB-responsive kinase Tel1, but not Sgs1 helicase.

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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.