NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Affymetrix earlier this month disclosed that it had hired Kevin King as president of its life science business, and as executive vice president
King, 50 years old, previously worked at Thomson Corporation where he served as president and CEO of Thomson Healthcare from February 2005 to June 2006. 

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