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Michael Barber, David Snyder, Arthur Stytkowski

GE appointed Michael Barber as chief technology officer of GE Healthcare and a vice president of technology, diagnostic imaging, the company said this week.
He has been the general manager of technology since May 2005 and has been with GE since 1981. He held other positions in GE Healthcare, including general manager for components engineering and general manager for global components operations.
Barber received his bachelors' degree in electrical engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

NimbleGen Systems named David Snyder as chief financial officer last week.
He has over 15 years experience as a chief financial officer for companies spanning several industries, including technology, real estate, and diversified manufacturing.
Snyder graduated from Harvard Business School with high honors and was designated a Baker Scholar. He received his BA from Ottawa University.

DNAPrint Genomics retained Arthur Stytkowski as a consultant on scientific, medical, regulatory, and patent issues, the company said last week.
Stytkowski is the director of the laboratory for cell and molecular biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He is an associate professor in the department of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a member of the division of hematology and oncology at BIDMC.

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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.