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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Richard Rava has joined Artemis Health as senior VP of research and development, a new position at the firm. Rava comes to Artemis from Affymetrix, where he was a scientific co-founder and most recently senior vice president of research and development.


Joseph Blanchard will take over the CEO position at Aushon Biosystems. Blanchard previously was senior VP of business development and strategy at Decision Biomarkers, and he has spent over 20 years in the life sciences field, Aushon said this week.

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In PNAS this week: genomic study of group B Streptococcus evolution, selection on the X chromosome in great apes, and more.

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