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Jimmy Lin

Natera has appointed Jimmy Lin as chief scientific officer for oncology. Lin most recently led the clinical genomics program at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Previously, he led the computational analysis of the first ever exome sequencing studies in cancer at Johns Hopkins. Additionally, Lin is the founder and president of the Rare Genomics Institute. 

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.