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Incoming chief scientist at Texas cancer agency discusses her role

Margaret Kripke, the newly appointed chief scientific officer at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), took questions from reporters in a 25-minute teleconference this afternoon.  Kripke takes the job on 7 January, filling the shoes of Nobel laureate Al Gilman, who resigned in October. Since Kripke accepted the job a couple of weeks ago — a fact only announced yesterday — the agency’s chief commercialization officer has left, and, today, the departure of its executive director, Bill Gimson, was announced. Thirty of its scientific reviewers have also resigned.  Here is a summary of today’s news conference 


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