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Gerald R. Fink, professor of genetics and founding member of the Whitehead Institute at MIT, has been chosen to serve as president-elect of AAAS. He will begin his three-year term as an officer and member of the Executive Committee of the AAAS Board of Directors on 19 February 2013, at the close of the 179th Annual Meeting in Boston.

Patricia Wallace, one of the people behind a Web site that connects, informs, and helps mentor gifted math and science students, sees the online resource as a way to nurture this country’s next generation of innovators.

Nina V. Fedoroff, science and technology adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development has been elected to serve as AAAS president in 2011.

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Nina V. Federoff