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Peter Pace

Pathway Genomics announced that Peter Pace, the 16th chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and a retired US Marine general, has joined its board of directors. Appointed by US President George W. Bush in 2005, Pace was the principal military advisor to the president, National Security Council, Homeland Security Council, and the Secertary of Defense. He stepped down as chairman in 2007.

Pace graduated from the US Naval Academy, and holds a Master's Degree in administration from George Washington University.

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.