A study out last year reported that the eastern and red wolves of North America are not distinct species, but are instead hybrids between the coyote and gray wolf. However, a new analysis in Science Advances argues that the data doesn't support that conclusion.
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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.