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Leroy Hood

BGI has appointed Leroy Hood to its scientific advisory board. In this role, Hood will provide professional advice to the company's genetic technology development efforts based on his experience and insights in the field. Currently, he is the president and co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, and senior vice president and chief scientific officer of Providence St. Joseph Health.

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.