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By Any Other Name ... Well, They Wouldn't Be PGP Volunteers

What's in a name? If reader response is any gauge, something of a controversy. Following on the heels of Esther Dyson's news that she's among the first 10 volunteers for the Personal Genome Project, GTO's sister publication InSequence asked PGP leader George Church for the names of the other participants. Church replied that these nine have given permission to release their names:

  • Misha Angrist, Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy
  • Keith Batchelder, Genomic Healthcare Strategies
  • George Church, Harvard
  • Esther Dyson, EDventure Holdings
  • Rosalynn Gill-Garrison, Sciona
  • John Halamka, Harvard Medical School
  • Stan Lapidus, Helicos BioSciences
  • Kirk Maxey, Cayman Chemical
  • James Sherley, formerly with Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Word in the newsroom is that InSequence will have a full feature story, with interviews of the participants, in tomorrow's edition of the newsletter. If you're a subscriber, you'll be able to access it here.

 

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.