National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins today (November 17) announced a successor to fill his vacant post as head of NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). linkurl:Eric Green,; who has served as NHGRI's scientific director since 2002, will take over the top spot.
Eric Green
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It's the first time in NIH's history that an institute's director has appointed his own successor. "Green is the perfect choice to be NHGRI director," said Collins in a statement. "He grew up professionally with the genome era and has been on the cutting edge of genomics research for more than two decades." Green's achievements at NHGRI have included founding and directing the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center, establishing the NIH Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, and launching programs such as the Undiagnosed Diseases Program. "My job going forward is to push the application of genomics into all areas...

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