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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pacific Biosciences has appointed Jonas Korlach to chief scientific officer, a position previously held by Eric Schadt, who will remain a key scientific advisor to the company.

Korlach was previously scientific fellow at PacBio, supporting commercial development of the PacBio RS system and performing research aimed at developing new applications for the system. He is a co-inventor of single molecule real-time sequencing technology along with Stephen Turner.

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