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Who will replace Don Kennedy?

Leading scientists speculate as search for new Science editor-in-chief begins

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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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As the search for a replacement for Science editor Donald Kennedy gets underway, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the magazine's publisher, is keeping details of the search close to the vest, but several names have already become the subject of speculation.AAAS President David Baltimore is chair of the search committee, according to a press release. The Association declined to say who is on the committee, how many people it includes, and how long the search might take. Kennedy has said he would remain in the post until a replacement is named. Even members of Science's editorial board are in the dark. "I don't have any idea who's on [the committee]," John Brauman, a Stanford University chemistry professor and member of the senior editorial board, told The Scientist.
Randy Schekman, University of California, Berkeley professor, and editor-in-chief of the Proceedings of the National...

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