He may be remembered as the best thing George Bush did (or as the one good thing he did, depending on where you stand). Elias Zerhouni announced yesterday that he would step down from his position as NIH director at the end of October. Look at this blog post from Peter Suber to find out more about how Zerhouni helped the advance the open access movement during his tenure.

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