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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute said this week that it has chosen Daniel Kastner to be its new scientific director. Kastner, who will join NHGRI in October, currently is clinical director and director of translational research at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

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