NEW YORK, May 30 – RheoGene, a privately held gene expression company based in Charlottesville, Va., announced Wednesday that it had appointed several genomics industry heavyweights to its scientific advisory board.

Michael Ashburner, the joint head of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and the European Bioinformatics Institute, and Leroy Hood, director of the Institute for Systems Biology, were both named to the board as was Jeffrey Trent, scientific director of the National Human Genome Research Institute.

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