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Venter Among 72 New Inductees to National Academy of Sciences

NEW YORK, May 17 - Three of the National Academy of Sciences' 72 new inductees are genomic/genetic researchers, according to the NAS.

Craig Venter, whom the NAS listed as chairman of the Institute for Genomic Research, was voted in with Philip Beachy, an investigator with Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a professor in Johns Hopkins' department of molecular biology and genetics; and John Doebley, a professor of genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The election, held on April 30 
during the NAS' 139th annual meeting, brings to 1,907 the total number of active members.


The complete list of the new inductees, including the 15 foreign associates chosen from among 12 countries, can be viewed here.

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