This Week in Science

In this week's Science, an international research team presents data highlighting the role of random errors in DNA replication in cancer. The scientists analyzed genome sequencing and epidemiologic data from 32 cancer types and found that two-thirds of mutations in these cancers were due to random errors that occur in normal dividing cells during DNA replication, rather than hereditary or environmental causes.

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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.