This Week in Science

In this week's Science Translational Medicine, an international team of researchers reports on the discovery of genetic mutations in a muscle protein gene that can lead to a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy. The disease is commonly caused by mutations in the gene TNN, which encodes a large protein called titin that is involved in muscle structure, flexibility, and stability. However, genetic variations of TNN are common, and many people who carry mutations never develop disease.

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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.