ScienceInsider reports that the US National Science Foundation has tapped Cora Marrett, a sociologist and academic administrator, to serve as its acting director after current head Subra Suresh steps down on March 22 until a permanent replacement is appointed and confirmed.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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