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James Gibson, Joseph DeRisi

James Gibson has resigned his position as Affymetrix’s vice president and principal accounting officer. Gibson is leaving his post at Affy in order to pursue a senior financial management job at another company, Affy said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Molecular biologist Joseph DeRisi has been awarded one of this year’s $250,000 Heinz Awards, named for US Senator John Heinz, for his diagnostics-on-a-chip research. The University of California, San Francisco, scientist invented the ViroChip, a microarray holding 22,000 DNA sequences from over 1,300 viral families.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.