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Tina Nova

OpGen has appointed Tina Nova to its board of directors. Nova currently serves as president and CEO of newly formed molecular diagnostics company Molecular Stethoscope, and most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of Illumina's oncology business unit. From 2000 to 2014, Nova was cofounder, director, president, and CEO of Genoptix Medical Laboratory, which was purchased by Novartis for nearly $500,000 in 2011. She has also held senior positions with Nanogen, Ligand Pharmaceuticals, and Hybritech. She currently serves on the board of Arena Pharmaceuticals and Veracyte, and is vice chairman of the board for the newly formed Rady Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute.

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.