This story was originally published Nov. 28.

The New York Genome Center has appointed Robert Darnell as its first president and scientific director. He is the Heilbrunn Professor of Cancer Biology at Rockefeller University, one of the NYGC's institutional founding members, and a Howard Hughes investigator, positions he will retain. He is also a senior physician at Rockefeller University Hospital and an adjunct attending neuro-oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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