By Alex Philippidis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — When Harold (Skip) Garner took the helm as executive director of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute a year ago this month, he was challenged by Virginia Tech’s president, Charles Steger, to double VBI’s operations over the coming decade.

VBI has begun to do just that, Garner told GenomeWeb Daily News in a recent interview. The institute doesn’t have a choice, he added, given the need to analyze, and then act on the data gleaned through sequencing and imaging.

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