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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom President and CEO Harry Stylli and Senior VP of R&D Elizabeth Dragon have had their employment terminated by the firm's board of directors, following an investigation into the mishandling of test data, Sequenom announced after the close of the market Monday.

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