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Andrew Fire and Gary Fogel


Andrew Fire, RNAi pioneer and professor of pathology and genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has been named a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome these distinguished and influential individuals to the Institute of Medicine,” IOM president Harvey Fineberg said in a statement. “Members are elected through a highly selective process that recognizes people who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.”

Gary Fogel recently chaired the 2004 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

Fogol is the vice president of Natural Selection, a Calif.-based company focused on developing computational intelligence techniques to solve various problems. He is also the lead investigator on a National Institutes of Health-funded grant to use computational evolution to detect microRNAs (see ).


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