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John Anson, Paul Kenny

Oxford Gene Technology has announced that it has appointed John Anson as CEO, who previously served as executive VP of research and development. He will be replacing Mike Evans, who has become a non-executive director of OGT's board 

In addition, OGT has appointed Paul Kenny as executive VP of regulatory and medical affairs. Kenny previously served as head of regulatory affairs at The Binding Site. 

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.