In a perspective piece appearing in this month's Molecular Biology of the Cell, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences' Marion Zatz discusses the rewards and challenges of her 27-year career as a program officer. "In the face of record deficits and shrinking National Institutes of Health budgets, one might wonder why a sane person would choose a career in government service," Zatz says.

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