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Paired Ends: Michel Bouchard, Frederic Walder


Michel Bouchard has been appointed as Illumina's chief accounting officer as of Jan. 1, 2013. He will also serve as the company's vice president of finance, a position he has held since March 2008. Prior to joining Illumina, he held senior finance and accounting positions at Websense.

Fluidigm has named Frederic Walder to serve as chief operating officer, effective immediately. Walder has been chief business officer since 2010. Previously, he held various senior executive posts at Thermo Fisher Scientific, including as senior vice president of customer excellence and division president of Thermo Electron.

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.