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Greenberg to Take the Helm

This week, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins named Judith Greenberg acting director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Greenberg will take the helm at NIGMS early next month as current Director Jeremy Berg departs the agency, though "the search continues for permanent director," the NIH says in a statement. "NIGMS will be in very able hands during this transition period," Collins said of Greenberg, who has been the project officer for the Human Genetic Cell Repository since 1984. "Not only does she have a long history of exceptional leadership at the NIGMS and NIH levels, she has already capably served a previous tour of duty in the acting director position," he added. Greenberg was acting director of NIGMS from May 2002 to November 2003.

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.