Genomics experts and other science individuals are finding their way into the new administration, sounds promising! BD
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – President-elect Barack Obama has selected Broad Institute Founding Director Eric Lander and former NIH Director Harold Varmus to serve as co-chairs for the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
The two appointees were named along with two other high-ranking members of Obama’s science and technology team.
“It’s time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America’s place as the world leader in science and technology,” Obama said in a statement.
Noting that Lander was “one of the driving forces behind mapping the human genome,” Obama said he will be “a powerful voice in my Administration as we seek to find the causes and cures of our most devastating diseases.”