After more than 20 years as a researcher in the pharmaceutical industry, Anthony Altar decided to align himself with what he considers to be the future of drug discovery: biomarkers. Altar recently joined up with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health as director of the Biomarkers Consortium, a group of public and private partners set on identifying biomarkers to accelerate personalized medicine.

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