Robert Waterston will be leaving his post as head of the department of genetics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to serve as chair of the department of genome sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Waterston will hold the William Gates endowed chair in biomedical sciences, and is expected to start at UW in January.

 

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