No progress on Science head search

A rumored candidate denies being under consideration

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Kerry Grens

Kerry served as The Scientist’s news director until 2021. Before joining The Scientist in 2013, she was a stringer for Reuters Health, the senior health and science reporter at...

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Sep 19, 2007
A potential candidate has denied she's in the running to replace Donald Kennedy as editor-in-chief of Science magazine, and the journal has still not released information about the search committee and candidates for the position.In a previous report by The Scientist, a source named Marcia McNutt, president of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, as a potential candidate for the position. McNutt, however, told The Scientist in an Email, "I agreed to be on the search committee, so clearly I am not a candidate. That would be an outright conflict of interest. What you read is pure speculation. Nothing more."A reader of The Scientist commented that John Coffin, a professor at Tufts University and director of the HIV Drug Resistance Program at the National Cancer Institute, would make an "excellent choice" as Science's new editor-in-chief. Coffin, who served on the editorial review board of Science for...

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