Last month started with a flurry of rumors as news got out that Claire Fraser-Liggett had resigned from her post as president and director of the Institute for Genomic Research. Despite broad speculation that she was on her way to one of the big genome centers, it turns out that Fraser-Liggett’s new home isn’t even a home yet. Beginning this month, she’ll be heading up — and starting up — a brand new Institute of Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

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