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People in the News: Dec 23, 2010 (rev. 2)

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Rosetta Genomics said Brian Markison has been named an observer of the company's board.

Pending shareholder approval, he will also become a director, the firm said.

Markison is currently chairman and CEO of King Pharmaceuticals, which was recently acquired by Pfizer. Previously, he held a variety of roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb, including president of oncology/virology and oncology therapeutics.

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