Where Harvard Lags

Harvard University isn't benefitting as much as other institutions from the scientific research that goes on in its labs, Stat News reports.

The news site conducted an analysis that drew on data from the Association of University Technology Managers to rank universities based on the number of faculty inventions licensed or optioned to industry, efficiency in converting research to commercial discoveries, and incoming royalties.

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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.