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Brian Meshkin, Michael Leavitt; Jean-Pierre Millon, Don Williams

Proove Biosciences appointed its Founder and CEO Brian Meshkin, along with three others, to its board. They are Michael Levitt, Jean-Pierre Millon, and Don Williams. 

Leavitt is the former governor of Utah and secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Millon is the former president and CEO of PCS Health Systems and a board member of CVS Health, and Williams is the former national leader of audit, tax, and advisory firm Grant Thornton's life sciences practice.

The Scan

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.