We'll Do It Ourselves

Scientists have long experimented on themselves — Jonas Salk gave his polio vaccine first to himself, lab researchers, and his family — and some are now seeking to report data from such experiments more widely or even begin a journal of self-experimentation, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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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.