Benoit de Crombrugghe, chief of the gene-regulation section at the National Cancer Institute, has been named chairman of the department of genetics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Thmor Institute. De Crombrugghe's research has focused on the analysis and understanding of hereditary cancer and cancer susceptibility. He has been with the National Cancer Institute since 1963. In addition to his appointment as chairman, de Crombrugghe has been named to the first Paul and Mary Haas Chair in Genetics in Honor of Marie Whittle.

Robert W. Corell, has been named head of the geosciences directorate of the National Science Foundation, the largest of the five divisions of the NSF. Corell is a professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Marine Systems Engineering Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire, now on a two-year leave of absence. As head of the directorate, Corell will administer a...

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