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Laboratory for Advanced Medicine: Kenneth Chahine

Laboratory for Advanced Medicine has appointed Kenneth Chahine as CEO and board member. He will succeed Founder Shu Li, who will continue serving as chairman of the firm's board of directors. Chahine currently serves as executive VP and general manager of AncestryDNA, as well as a professor at the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law. Prior to Ancestry Health, he served as CEO at Avigen. 

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.