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Fueling the Next Genomic Revolution

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Genomics Research Panel Discussion
I recently enjoyed taking part in a video discussion of the future of genomics with Eric Lander, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (lower left); Charles Rotimi, NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute; and Claire Fraser, University of Maryland’s Institute for Genome Sciences. The Jan. 13, 2021 event celebrated the 25th anniversary of the first complete bacterial genome, the 20th anniversary of the publication of the human genome, and the 15th anniversary of the first human metagenome. I’m also excited to report that two days later, President-elect Joe Biden asked me to stay on as NIH Director and nominated Lander to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and serve as our nation’s first Cabinet-level Science Adviser.