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GA4GH: Susan Fairley

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has named Susan Fairley the group's first-ever chief standards officer. As such, Fairley will oversee standards development work by GA4GH's technical staff and by more than 200 external contributors. Fairley, who will be based at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, UK, formerly was project lead for EMBL-EBI's International Genome Sample Resource.

The Scan

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