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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Atossa Genetics said this week that Tim Hunkapiller, founder and CSO of Discovery Business Corp., has joined its scientific advisory board. Hunkapiller is a co-inventor of the Perkin-Elmer/Applied Biosystems DNA sequencer and he has worked as a researcher at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Washington.

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