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Paired Ends: Jay Shendure, Sunney Xie

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The National Institutes of Health has given 78 grants under its High Risk-High Reward Research Awards. Among those that will receive grants are Jay Shendure from the University of Washington and Sunney Xie from Harvard University, who will each receive the NIH Pioneer award to develop innovative approaches that impact biomedical or behavioral research.

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.