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People In The News

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Brian McNamee, a member of the board of directors at Gen-Probe, does not plan to stand for re-election to the position. Gen-Probe said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that McNamee, who has served on its board on and off since 2002, decided to depart the board due to the demands of his position as CEO of CSL.

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