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John McChesney, Tali Mackay, David Taylor, and Gregory Tsongalis

Theranos has appointed John McChesney, Tali Mackay, David Taylor, and Gregory Tsongalis to executive positions. McChesney has been named senior VP of operations. He previously served at Medtronic, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and GenapSys. Mackay has been named senior VP of corporate communications and investor relations. She previously worked at Genentech, Baxter, and various global public relations firms. Taylor has been promoted to general counsel. He joined Theranos as senior litigation counsel in May. Tsongalis has been appointed to the firm's Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. He has served on science and medical advisory boards at AltheaDx, Gentura Dx-USA, and Physicians Choice Laboratory Services. 

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.