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Paired Ends: Lee Hood, Andras Pellionisz


Lee Hood has joined the scientific advisory board of PrimeraDx, a Mansfield, Mass.-based company that develops molecular diagnostics based on PCR and capillary electrophoresis. He is the president of the Institute for Systems Biology.

Andras Pellionisz has joined the advisory board of Elogic Technologies, an information management and IT infrastructure services company that is based in Bangalore, India. He is the founder and president of HolGenTech and, according to Elogic, a "leader in the field of genome informatics." Pellionisz holds PhD degrees in computer engineering, biology, and physics.

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