Claire Fraser-Liggett and Steven St. Peter will give up their posts as directors of Helicos BioSciences following the annual meeting of Helicos stockholders on May 22, according to a company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “Neither Dr. Fraser-Liggett’s nor Dr. St. Peter’s decision not to stand for re-election was the result of a disagreement with the company on any matter related to its operations, policies, or practices,” according to the filing.


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