People in the News: Trifunovich to Chair WaferGen Board; Dansky Named CEO of Agena Bioscience | GenomeWeb

WaferGen Biosystems said last week that it has appointed Ivan Trifunovich as chairman of the board. Trifunovich currently serves as the company's president and CEO.

Joel Kanter, a director of the company since 2007, will serve as lead independent director. Alnoor Shivji, the company's chairman since 2002, resigned from the board to focus full time on a new startup venture.

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Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

The Genome 10K project is to sequence about 10,000 vertebrate genomes, including ones of endangered species, Digital Trends reports.

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