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The Broken Helix Awards

Premium

Ego of the year

 

Most press releases

 

Biggest product flop

 

Most impressive stock nosedive

 

Customer dissatisfaction award

 

Best non-regulation use of a pipette

 

Member of most scientific advisory boards

Most improved scientist

 

Best exit strategy

 

Best combined use of the words Synergy, Integration, Platform, and Complete Solution

 

Most litigious

 

Most layoffs

 

Most impressive cash burn

 

Best me-too technology

 

Best vaporware

 

Most creative use of mid-word punctuation and capitalization in company name or product

 

Best business model makeover

 

Send your nominations to [email protected]

The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.