Peter Schultz and Steve Kay are taking over the leadership spots at the Scripps Research Institute, Nature News reports. Schultz, a chemist at Scripps, will be the institute's new chief executive officer and vice chair, while Kay, a molecular biologist currently at the University of Southern California, will be its president.

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