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Jeffrey Field

Jeffrey Field has joined GenePeeks as Chief Commercial Officer, where he will lead global expansion of the firm's pre-conception risk prediction products and services.

Field joins GenePeeks from Foundation Medicine, where he helped develop and exectue that company's commercial strategy and launch plan for its comprehensive genomic profling services as VP of Sales and Client Services. He brings more than 20 years of experience, having also worked at Caris Life Sciences and Astra Merck.

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