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Dow Wilson

Varian Medical Systems CEO Dow Wilson has been elected to the board of Agilent Technologies, effective March 20. Wilson has been CEO of Varian Medical since 2012. Before being appointed CEO, he was the firm's chief operating officer and executive vice president. Prior to that, he was president of Varian Medical's Oncology Systems business. He previously spent 19 years at GE Healthcare and eventually became CEO of GE's Healthcare Information Technology unit. 

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.