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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Harold Varmus was sworn in as director of the National Cancer Institute this week. Varmus was director of the National Institutes of Health from 1993 to 1999 and he recently was president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He also was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in 1989 for cancer genetics research he conducted at the University of California, San Francisco’s medical school.

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