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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Celera said this week that Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer Ugo DeBlasi will leave his position in November, after he helps the firm with its third-quarter financial report. The Alameda, Calif.-based firm said DeBlasi is leaving his position in order to be closer to his family in Connecticut.

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