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Stan Lapidus, Noubar Afeyan, Steve Lombardi

Helicos BioSciences CEO Stan Lapidus has been named chairman of the board of directors, replacing Noubar Afeyan, who will be lead independent director, the company said last week.
Also, the company promoted Steve Lombardi to president and chief operating officer. Until recently, he was Helicos’ chief operating officer and executive vice president. Before joining Helicos, Lombardi was a senior vice president at Affymetrix.

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.