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Genomics: Mitchell Harris, Gil McVean

Mitchell Harris has joined UK company Genomics as chief strategy officer. He also became a member of the firm's executive leadership team. Harris comes to Genomics from Abcam, where he was global head of emerging business lines. Before that, he was a principal at QuantumBlack, the AI and advanced analytics arm of McKinsey & Company, as well as engagement manager at McKinsey.

In addition, Gil McVean has taken on the role of acting chief operating officer at Genomics, in addition to his post as chief information officer and a member of the executive leadership team.  

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