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NSF Acting Deputy Director Will Be Acting Director

The University of Wisconsin, Madison, has announced that Cora Marret, professor of sociology at the university, will be the acting director of the National Science Foundation. Marret, who has been the acting deputy director of the NSF since January 2009, will assume her new role on June 1. "Marrett's appointment was announced Friday (May 28, 2010) in a memo distributed to all NSF employees," according to a UW-Madison press release. The current director, Arden Bement, is leaving to head Purdue University's Global Policy Research Institute.

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.