Lynx Therapeutics has named Mary Schramke as acting CEO, effective Dec. 15. She succeeds Kevin Corcoran, Lynx’s current president, CEO, and director, who is leaving to pursue “another business opportunity,” according to the firm. Lynx shareholders will soon vote on an agreement to be acquired by Solexa, whose current CEO, John West, will take over the role of CEO of the combined company after the merger is completed.

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