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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A day after its chairman's re-election was blocked and its CEO resigned, Genetic Technologies named a new chairman and acting CEO today.

The Australian firm named Mal Brandon, a current board member, as its new chairman of the board of directors. The firm also said that COO Alison Mew has been named acting CEO.

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