The National Human Genome Research Institute has appointed Lawrence Brody as director of the newly established Division of Genomics and Society. He is currently chief of the Genome Technology branch within NHGRI's intramural research program and CSO of the trans-NIH Center for Inherited Disease Research. He holds a BS from Pennsylvania State University and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University.
George Weinstock has joined the Jackson Laboratory as a professor and associate director for microbial genomics. He is currently a leader of the Human Microbiome Project. Weinstock joins the Jackson Laboratory from the Genome Institute at Washington University, where he was an associate director. Previously, he was co-director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine and a professor in the department of human and molecular genetics. He holds a BS from the University of Michigan and a PhD from MIT.