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Willetts to resign from Wellcome genomic research board

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David Willetts is to step down as chair of the Wellcome Trust’s Genome Research Limited board of directors on account of being over-stretched by his academic commitments.

In a statement, the GRL board announced the former universities and science minister was to resign his position “because of his extensive commitments across the academic and science sectors”.

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