I just received a call from Science - the new editor in chief is Bruce Alberts. The journal made him the offer, and he accepted over the weekend. Alberts will assume his duties March 1. Current editor-in-chief Don Kennedy will remain in the position until then. AAAS spokesperson Ginger Pinholster said I was the first call she made with the news. Alberts was linkurl:one of many names;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53603/ that surfaced during the months of speculation over who would take over the journal. Alberts is a biochemist at the University of California, San Francisco, and former president of the National Academy of Sciences.
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