The UK Royal Society announced its new fellows this week, and among those chosen are Ewan Birney of EMBL-EBI, Julian Parkhill from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre, and John Dick at the University of Toronto. Sally Davies, the chief medical officer of England, was also selected.

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