This article has been updated from a previous version to correct the name of NIH's deputy director. It is Raynard Kington, NIH's deputy director, who is likely to succeed Dr. Zerhouni, not Alan Krensky as originally noted.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – National Institutes of Health Director Elias Zerhouni said this morning he will resign from his position at the end of October "to pursue writing projects and explore other professional opportunities."

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