NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences has named Chris Austin to be the first director of the new center, which launched at the beginning of the year and has so far been run by Acting Director Thomas Insel.

Austin began his National Institutes of Health career in 2002, after working as a genomics researcher at Merck, as a senior advisor to the director for translational research at the National Human Genome Research Institute.

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