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Ramsey Hashem

Ramsey Hashem has joined Affymetrix as senior vice president of global operations, the company said last week.
Hashem was most recently sales director for GE Healthcare’s Clinical Systems Division. He previously held positions as executive vice president at Compass Knowledge Holdings, and vice president of sales and marketing of the European Division of GE Harris Railway Electronics, a joint venture between General Electric and Harris Corp.

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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.