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Personalis: Stephen Moore

Personalis has appointed Stephen Moore as general counsel. Prior to this new role, Moore spent a decade at Pacific Biosciences, where he also served as general counsel. Before that, he was general counsel at Navigenics, a consumer genomics company that was later acquired by Life Technologies (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific). Prior to Navigenics, he worked for over eight years at DNA microarray company Affymetrix (also acquired by Thermo Fisher). Moore holds a BA degree in political science from San Jose State University, and a law degree from the University of California, Davis.

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