Applera, the parent company of Applied Biosystems and Celera, last week named George Adam to its board, expanding it to 11 members. The move anticipates the retirement of some current board members during the next several years and a need for additional directors if Applied Biosystems and Celera are split into independent companies, each with its own board, Applera said in a statement.
 

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