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People in the News: Edison Liu, Andy Page

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Edison Liu has been elected to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health board of directors.

Liu is president and CEO of the Jackson Laboratory and president of the Human Genome Organization. He joined the Jackson Laboratory last year after serving as the founding executive director of the Genome Institute of Singapore. Prior to GIS, Liu was the scientific director of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Clinical Sciences.

BioArray News spoke with Liu when he was named CEO of the Jackson Laboratory last year (BAN 8/30/2011).


23andMe has named Andy Page to its board of directors.
Page currently serves as president of Gilt Group. Previously he served as chief operating and financial officer at PlayPhone; chief financial officer and senior vice president of business strategy at StubHub; and held senior executive positions at Panasas, ONI Systems, and Robertson Stephens & Company.

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