NEW YORK, Jan 5 – Genomics Collaborative, a SNP-detection company, said Friday it has appointed Michael Dougherty as president and chief operating officer.

Dougherty was previously president and CEO of biotech company Magainin Pharmaceuticals, where he will remain non-executive chairman of the board.

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