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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Personalis has appointed Adam Lowe to be VP of marketing. He formerly was VP of commercial operations at Oxford Nanopore Technologies, and spent five years working at Illumina, where he worked on product marketing and management for next-gen sequencing. He also worked in scientific operations at Applied Biosystems, now a Life Technologies business, and business development at Agilent Technologies.

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