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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has given its annual Public Service Award to Raynard Kington, who is principal deputy director of the National Institutes of Health and who was acting director at NIH before the appointment of Francis Collins to the director's post.

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