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Greg Lucier, president and CEO of Invitrogen, has been elected to the board of trustees of The Burnham Institute for Medical Research. Also elected to the board was Brent Jacobs, founder of Biocom, a life sciences industry association representing companies in San Diego and Southern California.

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