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CORRECTION: May 17, 2002

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Correction: In the April 26, 2002 issue, the page 1 story Ailing Lynx Revived by $24M Lifeline, 30 Percent Staff Cut: Focus Narrows contained a factual error. In Lynx s recent fundraising round, the total amount raised was $22.6 million. After fees to the investment bank are subtracted, Lynx will receive near $21 million, according to sources familiar with the transaction.

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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.