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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Jackson Laboratory has elected Leo Holt to serve as chairman of its board of trustees. Holt, who is replacing two-term chairman Brian Wruble, is president of Holt Logistics Corp., a marine terminal and logistics systems developer. He has served on Jackson Lab's board of trustees since 2007 and he became vice chairman earlier this year.

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