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With Francis Collins leaving NHGRI to eventually become NIH director and with Eric Green moving up to lead NHGRI, Green's former post of NHGRI intramural scientific director is now up for grabs, points out Sean Eddy at his blog, Cryptogenomicon. Eddy adds that he is on the search committee and they hope to begin interviews in March.

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