This Week in Science

In Science this week, a multi-institute team of researchers reports the results of a whole-genome analysis of chimpanzees and bonobos, revealing that the two ape species likely interbred hundreds of thousands of years ago. The investigators specifically analyzed the genomes of 10 bonobos and 65 chimps from various regions in Africa, and observed clear evidence of gene flow between the two species — which are known to mate in captivity — occurring between 200,000 years and 550,000 years ago.

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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.