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No new Science chief until '08

AAAS's search committee doesn't plan to get going until next year

Alison McCook
The search for a replacement for Science editor-in-chief won't pick up until 2008, according to the journal's publisher, the American Association for the Advancement of Science."What I've been told is there's going to be no activity of the search committee until next year," Ginger Pinholster, director of AAAS's office of public programs, told The Scientist in an Email. "The board of directors meets in February."In June, Donald Kennedy said he planned to retire from his post as the journal's editor-in-chief. Kennedy himself told The Scientist he remains in the dark as to who will take his place. He noted he was the "last person" who would know about his replacement, but that he was confident the search committee and chair David Baltimore will make a "good choice."Kennedy has said he would remain in the post until a replacement is named.Floyd Bloom, former editor-in-chief of Science (whom Kennedy replaced), said he...

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