This article has been updated to correct several errors in the item about Qiagen's supervisory board elections. Heino von Prondzynski and Werner Brandt are standing for election for the supervisory board, not the board of directors. In addition von Prondzynski and Brandt are not retiring from the board.
 
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The X Prize Foundation has appointed Leena Peltonen to the scientific advisory board of the Archon X Prize for Genomics.
 

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