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People in the News: James Lupski, Carlos Bustamante

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James Lupski has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Lupski holds the Cullen Endowed Chair in Molecular Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also vice chair and professor of molecular and human genetics, and has played a leading role in the clinical implementation of chromosomal microarray analysis.

He has discovered several disease genes, including the first gene for Charcot-Marie Tooth syndrome, as well as the gene for the form of the disorder that affects him through next-generation sequencing. He holds a BS and PhD from New York University and an MD from New York University Medical School.


Carlos Bustamante has been named to the National Institutes of Health's Council of Councils, which advises the NIH Director on policies and activities of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives.

Bustamante is a professor of genetics at Stanford University and co-founding director of the Stanford Center for Computational, Human, and Evolutionary Genomics.

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