NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (GenomeWeb News) - Jeffrey Lehman was scheduled to be inaugurated as president of Cornell University at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City today, and in his inaugural address planned to emphasize the critical importance of science and technology development in the "post-genomic era," the university said.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

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