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Stevan Jovanovich, Eduardo Mestre, Lola Grace, Edward Travaglianti


Stevan Jovanovich, former vice president of global research at Amersham Biosciences, has been named president and CEO of Microchip Biotechnologies of Fremont, Calif., a startup that last month received a $6.1 million grant from NHGRI to develop a DNA sequencing technology.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s board of trustees has elected Eduardo Mestre as its chairman, the institution said this week. Mestre has been a member of CSHL’s board since 2001. He is currently vice chairman of Evercore Partners, an investment and advisory firm. Prior to this, he served as chairman of investment banking at Citigroup. CSHL also said this week that Lola Grace has been named vice chairman of the board of trustees, and Edward Travaglianti has been named treasurer. Grace is currently managing director of Sterling Grace Capital Management. She has previously served as CSHL’s treasurer and secretary. Travaglianti is president of Commerce Bank, Long Island, and joined CSHL’s board of trustees in 2003.

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.