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Howard Richman, the former vice president of Biopure, is heading to jail, reports the Associated Press. During a complaint by Securities and Exchange Commission that accused Biopure executives of misleading their investors about their synthetic blood product's chances of being approved, Richman instructed his lawyer to say that he had terminal colon cancer — which he does not have. Richman pled guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to three years in prison.

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.