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Holden Thorp, the editor-in-chief of Science, has penned an editorial criticizing President Donald Trump's distortion of science in the time of COVID-19.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science names Sudip Parikh as its next CEO.

Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: a DNA repair map for Saccharomyces cerevisiae, an in vitro method for genetic mapping in hybrid mammals, and more. 

The company's new QuantStudio 5 Dx Real-Time PCR system allows users to wield multi-modal software to detect pathogens.

Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.

Researchers rally near the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston.

Science Defenders

AAAS CEO Rush Holt says researchers are concerned about how society views science and notes the need to defend it, Stat News reports.

Honor Rescinded

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has decided not to make chemist Patrick Harran a fellow, Nature News reports.

Pages

The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.