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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina’s board appointed Michel Bouchard Chief Accounting Officer, effective Jan. 1. He will continue to serve as vice president of finance for the firm, as well, a title he has held since joining Illumina in 2008.

Before landing at Illumina, Bouchard held senior finance and accounting positions at Websense, and was VP Finance and Accounting from 2007 to 2008.


Sequenom has promoted several members of its management team.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

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