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Cancer Genetics has hired Christopher Mitton as its new director of national account development and sales operations. Mitton previously headed North American sales of Qiagen's leukemia and solid tumor molecular tests. He has also held various sales positions at Ipsogen, Bayer HealthCare, Abbott Diagnostics, and BioChem Immunosystems.

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