Eric Lander (Matt Slocum/AP Images)

Er­ic Lan­der 'bul­lied and de­meaned' staff at White House sci­ence of­fice — in­ves­ti­ga­tion

A re­cent White House in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­clud­ed that Er­ic Lan­der, Pres­i­dent Biden’s top sci­ence ad­vi­sor, bul­lied and de­meaned his sub­or­di­nates, Politi­co re­port­ed.

The news dropped just hours af­ter Politi­co re­port­ed that Lan­der, the famed but of­ten con­tro­ver­sial ge­neti­cist who served as found­ing di­rec­tor of the Broad In­sti­tute be­fore get­ting tapped to lead the White House’s Of­fice of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy Pol­i­cy, emailed all his staff to apol­o­gize for speak­ing to col­leagues in a “dis­re­spect­ful and de­mean­ing way.”

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