This updated article clarifies the nature of Karl Voelkerding's new relationship with EraGen. The researcher was appointed, not hired, by the company.

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 - EraGen Biosciences on Tuesday said it had appointed clinical pathologist Karl Voelkerding to serve on its scientific board.

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