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Lion Taps as President Former Spotfire VP

NEW YORK, May 8 - Lion Biosciences has tapped former Spotfire executive Joseph Donahue president, putting him in charge of Lion's north American operations, the company said today.


At Spotfire, Donahue was vice president of global life sciences and chemicals markets, where he was responsible for the direction of the firm's sales and marketing strategy. Before joining Spotfire, Donahue was vice president of north American sales at MDL Information Systems.

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Dropped Charges

The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More Kids

The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children.

PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS

In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more.

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.