Peter Barrett, a co-founder of Celera Genomics and executive vice president and chief business officer of the company, has joined Boston, Mass.-based venture capital firm Atlas Venture, where he will lead the firm’s investments in US life science companies.

Barrett’s replacement will be David Block, who was appointed executive vice president of Celera and chief operating officer of the Rockville, Md.-based company’s therapeutics business last week.

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