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Balaji Venkateswaran

DNAnexus has appointed Balaji Venkateswaran as chief technology officer. Most recently he was co-founder and vice president of engineering at Layer8 Security. Prior to Layer8, he held various management and executive positions at Symantec, GuardianEdge Technologies; which was acquired by Symantec; Elemental Cyber Security; and Evolve Software, now part of Oracle.

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.