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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies has named Ora Hirsch Pescovitz to serve on its board of directors. Pescovitz, who will replace W. Ann Reynolds, is executive VP for medical affairs and Health Systems CEO at the University of Michigan. She formerly was associate dean for research affairs at Indiana University School of Medicine and president and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children.

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