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Carol Bult

Carol Bult, a cancer researcher at Jackson Laboratory, has been appointed to the Knowlton family chair, an endowed professorship newly established by Winthrop Knowlton, chairman emeritus of the Laboratory’s board of trustees. The endowed chair will provide Bult with additional resources and support for her research efforts in computational biology and genetics.

Bult is a principal investigator in the Mouse Genome Informatics consortium. She is also deputy director of JAX's National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and scientific director of the lab's PDX/Cancer Avatar program.

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.