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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics developer Metamark Genetics has appointed Gregory Critchfield, Mansoor Raza Mirza, and Slava Smolokowski to serve on its board of directors. Critchfield formerly was president of Myriad Genetics Laboratories. Mirza is chief oncologist at the Finsen Centre at Copenhagen University Hospital, and Smolokowski is an entrepreneur and an investor in Metamark.

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