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Many families with a child with a rare disease endure diagnostic odysseys in which test after test is performed to try to figure out the cause of the disease. As KCUR's Alex Smith reports, the McWilliams family underwent such testing to understand the neuro-developmental disorder affecting their daughter.

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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.