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I don't understand why <of> is used here. Should it be removed?


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Head of prestigious ancient DNA lab suspended amid bullying allegations
Alan Cooper, who leads of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, has been stood down pending an investigation.

The leader of Australia’s premier ancient DNA lab, Alan Cooper, has been suspended following a probe into the 'culture' of the centre and amid allegations of bullying from his co-workers. Cooper is renowned for reconstructing how humans populated the planet using ancient DNA.

Source: Nature. 19 AUGUST 2019
Head of prestigious ancient DNA lab suspended amid bullying allegations
 
  • kentix

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    English - U.S.
    This "and" is also unnecessary.

    The leader of Australia’s premier ancient DNA lab, Alan Cooper, has been suspended following a probe into the 'culture' of the centre and amid allegations of bullying from his co-workers.
     
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