Andrew von Eschenbach

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President Bush last week nominated Andrew von Eschenbach to head the US Food and Drug Administration, a potentially significant move for the genomics community because von Eschenbach has been an outspoken supporter of genomic-related technologies in drug discovery.

The nomination was widely expected because von Eschenbach, who is director of the National Cancer Institute, has been acting-FDA commissioner since Lester Crawford resigned in September 2005. Von Eschenbach must still be confirmed by the Senate.

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