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Grace Colón

CareDx has appointed Grace Colón to its board of directors.  Colón currently served as president, CEO, and director of InCarda Therapeutics. She is also executive chairman of ProterixBIo and is on the board of Cocoon Biotech. Colón previously served on the boards of Paradigm Diagnostics and PerceptiMed. Colón has also served as a partner at New Science Ventures and held various leadership roles at Intrexon, Gilead Sciences, and Affymetrix. She will succeed Amy Abernethy on CareDx's board. 

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