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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Nobel Prize-winning immunologist Jean Dausset, who also was involved in the mapping of the human genome, has died at the age of 92. A Frenchman, Dausset became director the Research Unit on Immunogenetics of Human Transplantation of the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in 1968.


Mettler-Toledo International has named Martin Madaus to serve on its board of directors. Madaus is CEO, chairman, and president of Millipore, and he formerly was chairman of Roche Diagnostics.

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