NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Solexa appointed Frank Oaks as vice president of DNA sequencing services, the company said yesterday.
Oaks joined Solexa from Applied Biosystems’ Genetic Analysis Group. At ABI in a variety of positions since 1992, he was most recently director of scientific operations. Prior to ABI, he was a research scientist with Dow Chemical.

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