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Paired Ends: Lu Wang, Brad Ozenberger, Jean McEwen

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Lu Wang has become program director of the National Human Genome Research Institute's new Mendelian Disorders Genome Centers program.

Brad Ozenberger, NHGRI's program director for Genomic Medicine, and Jean McEwen, program director for the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications program, will oversee the institute's new Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research Projects initiative (see article, this issue).

The Scan

Plan Rebuffed

The Associated Press reports China has rejected the World Health Organization's proposal to include the lab-leak theory in the next phase of its investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2.

Opossum Change

Researchers from Riken have used CRISPR to edit marsupial genomes, as Technology Review reports.

In the Ice

Cosmos magazine reports that researchers have uncovered more than two dozen ancient viruses in a Tibetan glacier.

Nature Papers Present Method to Uncover Differential RNA Modifications, Neutrophils in Innate Immune Response

In Nature this week: computational approach to identifying differential RNA modifications, and more.