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The Genome Analysis Center in the UK has appointed Federica Di Palma to lead the Vertebrate and Health Genomics Group. Di Palma joins the TGAC from the Broad Institute, where she was assistant director of the vertebrate biology group. She was also awarded a Fogarty Fellowship from the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders.

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