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Moving Around

Roche announced that Pascal Soriot will be taking over as head of the company's pharma division when Bill Burns steps down at the end of the year, according to the Wall Street Journal's Health Blog. According to Roche, Soriot joined the company from Sanofi-Aventis and oversaw the Genentech integration. The Health Blog says Soriot "has big shoes to fill. Burns led a long period of growth at the pharma division, and has been a favorite with analysts and investors, who say they appreciate his straightforward manner and wit."

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.