Neal Lane (middle), Assistant to the President for Science and Technology Policy and director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, toured a genome sciences lab during his visit to Berkeley Lab on Sept. 30.

Lane met with Lab Director Charles Shank (shown here on the left) and Life Sciences' Gerry Rubin(right), head of the Drosophila Genome Project. The visit included discussions about the role of DOE labs in human genome projects.

Lane served as director of the National Science Foundation from 1993 until moving to his current position as presidential science advisor this year. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt (XBD9810-02452.jpeg)