Few scientists can claim as complete a history with genomics as Robert Wells, newly installed president of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Now the director of the Center for Genome Research at Texas A&M University, Wells began his career in the early ’60s as a postdoc at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He was part of the team studying the genetic code, he says, and that “started my love for genomics.”

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