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People in the News: Oct 21, 2011 (rev. 1)

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GenomeQuest has tapped Heidi Rehm, Madhuri Hegde, and Shashikant Kulkarni to serve on its clinical advisory board.

Rehm is a clinical molecular geneticist and assistant professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School with appointments at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children’s Hospital Boston. She also directs the laboratory for molecular medicine at the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Medicine.

Hegde is an associate professor in the department of human genetics at Emory University's school of medicine. She is also the scientific director of Emory's genetics laboratory.

Kulkarni is the director of genomics and pathology services in the school of medicine at Washington University, St Louis. He is also the medical director of cytogenomics and molecular pathology at the university and an associate professor in the departments of pathology and immunology, pediatrics, and genetics. He also serves on the scientific advisory board of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research.

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