This article has been updated with comments from a Jackson Lab official.

By Alex Philippidis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Jackson Laboratory will begin a search for a successor to President and CEO Richard Woychik, following an announcement that he will step down from the position he has held since 2002.

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