NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Helicos shuffled some executives this week, with company co-founder and CEO Stanley Lapidus taking on the job of chairman from Noubar Afeyan and Stephen Lombardi moving up to the role of president while retaining his job as COO. Afeyan was named lead independent director on the company’s board. 
 

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