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Pairings: Feb 25, 2009

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Former National Institutes of Health Director Elias Zerhouni has joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a senior fellow in the Global Health Program. Zerhouni was NIH director between 2002 and 2008, and before that he was vice dean for research and executive vice dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for seven years.


Joshua LaBaer has joined the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University to serve as director of the new Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics. LaBaer was most recently director of the Harvard Institute of Proteomics.

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.