NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Affymetrix said in a regulatory filing this week that all eight of its nominees have been elected to its board of directors by the firm's shareholders. The board includes Stephen Fodor, Frank Witney, Nelson Chan, John Diekman, Gary Guthart, Jami Dover Nachtsheim, Robert Trice, and Robert Wayman.

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