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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute this week appointed Mark Guyer, current director of NHGRI's Division of Extramural Research, to be the institute's deputy director, and promoted James Mullikin to be director of its Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC) from his present post as acting director.

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