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Elliott Margulies is now the director of sequencing applications at Illumina's Little Chesterford location in the UK. Previously, he was an investigator at the National Human Genome Research Institute's genome informatics section. At NHGRI, Margulies developed bioinformatic approaches using next-gen sequencing technologies. He holds a PhD from the University of Michigan Medical School and a BS from Rutgers University.

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.