He had a sufficiently high opinion of himself"

Gina Kolata profiles Eric Lander, director of Harvard and MIT’s Broad Institute and advisor to President Obama, in the New York Times. It’s a good read for those interested in the recent history of genetics, and where it may be going from the perspective of one of the largest sequencing centers.

I also learned a lot from the descriptions of Lander in Jamie Shreeve’s recent book, The Genome War: How Craig Venter Tried to Capture the Code of Life and Save the World. I really enjoyed the book, and if I have time I’ll do a full review.