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People in the News: Feb 16, 2010

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Agilent Technologies has appointed Robert Schueren to be vice president and general manager of genomics. At Agilent, he will be responsible for all genomics operations, including microarrays, qPCR, and life science reagents, Agilent said.

Schueren formerly was global head of companion diagnostics, clinical biomarkers, and sample operations at Genentech/Roche.

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.