It’s the end of an era in genomics. It passed quietly this month but will certainly be noticed: Elke Jordan, deputy director of NHGRI, retired on July 1. A 30-year fixture at the NIH who guided the Human Genome Project from conception to near-completion and saw up-close the stormy departure of former director James Watson and the recruit of new hero Francis Collins, she gingerly packed up her office over the last several weeks, worried that she might throw away some tidbit about the project that historians are already clamoring for.

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