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Gene Cartwright has been named president of molecular diagnostics for GE Healthcare, where his primary responsibility will be leading development of the firm's in vitro clinical diagnostics business. Cartwright joins GE from diagnostics giant Abbott Laboratories, where he most recently served as vice president of strategic programs for its molecular diagnostics business.

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