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Michael Ehlers

Biogen has appointed Michael Ehlers as executive vice president of research and development. He will report to CEO George Scangos and will begin his tenure in late May. Ehlers joins Biogen from Pfizer where he served as group senior vice president for biotherapeutics research and development and CSO for the company's Neuroscience and Pain Research Unit. Prior to joining Pfizer in 2010, he was a professor of neurobiology and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Duke University Medical Center.

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.