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Jerome Konecsni has been appointed as president and chief executive officer of Genome Prairie, the Calgary, Canada-based company said earlier this month. He succeeds Randal Johnston. Previously, Konecsni was vice president of corporate development at the Saskatchewan biotech firm Bioriginal. He holds BA, BEd, and MA degrees from the University of Saskatchewan.

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