As the incoming director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at NIGMS, Eric Jakobsson has had to make a few sacrifices. For one, he now has to spend his Tuesday mornings flying to Washington, DC, from Illinois, where he leads a research group in physiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Saturday mornings flying back to the Midwest.

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