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Genenews adds two members to its Board of Directors
Date:5/5/2008

TORONTO, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - GeneNews Limited (TSX: GEN), a company focused on developing blood-based biomarker tests for the early detection of diseases and personalized health management, today announced its shareholders recently elected two additional members to its Board of Directors, Mr. Harry A. Glorikian and Ms. Fran Tuttle. They join Mr. Rory Riggs, Mr. James Howard-Tripp, Mr. Garth MacRae, Dr. Heiner Dreismann, Dr. C. C. Liew and Dr. K. Wayne Marshall on the Company's Board of Directors.

"We are pleased to welcome Mr. Glorikian and Ms. Tuttle to the GeneNews Board of Directors. Mr. Glorikian is currently the managing partner of Scientia Advisors, an international management and strategy consulting firm with a concentration in biotechnology and life sciences and Ms. Tuttle is President and Chief Executive Officer of HX Diagnostics, a diagnostics company in Emeryville, Ca., specialising in rapid diagnostics for seasonal and emerging infectious diseases," said K. Wayne Marshall, MD, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of GeneNews. "Their extensive experience in molecular diagnostics makes them timely additions to our Board as we prepare for the commercialization of our laboratory developed test (LDT) version of ColonSentry(TM), a blood-based molecular test to assess current risk for colorectal cancer. We expect to launch ColonSentry in Canada in the third quarter of this year."

Prior to becoming the Managing Partner at Scientia Advisors, Mr. Glorikian spent more than 8 years at Applied Biosystems in various roles, completing his tenure as Senior Manager, New Technology Assessment/Business Development. He was also the National Sales Manager for Signet Laboratories and a founder of X-Cell Laboratories, a clinical reference laboratory in San Francisco.

Ms. Tuttle is currently the President and CEO of HX Diagnostics. Throughout her career, she has developed and launched several major diagnostics products and had corpor
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