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People in the News: Lynda Chin, Stephen Quake, Daniel Kastner

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The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has elected 70 new members including Lynda Chin, Stephen Quake, and Daniel Kastner.

Chin is currently a professor and chair of genomic medicine and scientific director of the Institute for Applied Cancer Science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Quake is a professor of bioengineering at Stanford University and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Kastner is the scientific director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, where, among other duties, he leads the inflammatory disease section of the medical genetics branch.

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