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John Rossi, Mark Behlke, Carlo Croce, Frank McCormick, Thomas Roberts, Muneesh Tewari

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Dicerna Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has established its scientific advisory board.
 
Joining the SAB are John Rossi, a researcher at the City of Hope and Dicerna co-founder; Mark Behlke, CSO of Integrated DNA Technologies and Dicerna co-founder; and Carlo Croce, a professor at Ohio State University.
 
Also joining the SAB is Frank McCormick, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and Thomas Roberts, a professor at Harvard Medical School.
 

 
CombiMatrix has named Muneesh Tewari to its scientific advisory board.
 

Tewari is a researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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