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Lots On FDA's Plate

The new commissioner of the FDA, Margaret Hamburg, says she wants to reorganize the agency to protect public health and to increase transparency and enforcement, reports the Washington Post. "We have a chance to open it up and make sure the American people have the safe, high-quality foods they need, the safe and high-quality drugs and medical equipment they need," Hamburg says. One particular area of focus, the Wall Street Journal adds, is medical devices -- and Hamburg will be taking a "hard look" at how decisions are made in the device division, including the 510(k) process.

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.