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People in the News: Aug 26, 2010 (rev. 1)


Kylin Therapeutics has appointed City of Hope researcher John Rossi to its scientific advisory board.

In addition to his position at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Rossi is an adjunct professor of biomedical sciences at the University of California, Riverside, and a co-founder of RNAi drug developer Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, where he also chairs the SAB.

He also serves on the SAB of Benitec.

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