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Marc Tessier-Lavigne, the executive vice president for research and the chief scientific officer at Genentech, is leaving the company to take the helm of Rockefeller University in New York, reports the New York Times. Tessier-Lavigne will take up the position in March, succeeding Paul Nurse, who is returning to the UK to lead the Royal Society there.

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