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That's a Long Job Interview

Health Secretary nominee and Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius is to be in front of the Senate Finance Committee today after spending Tuesday discussing amendments to some of her tax returns. She is expected to tell the senators that she plans to overhaul Medicaid and Medicare to focus on disease prevention and primary care. According to the WSJ Health Blog, she says that she wants to use "technology to better align Medicare and Medicaid payments with quality care" if she's confirmed. The NYT Caucus blog adds that a vote isn't expected until after the two-week Senate recess.

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.