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Sad News from NCI

GTO is sorry to report that Bob Welch, who directed operations at the National Cancer Institute's Core Genotyping Facility, died last Saturday at the age of 35. An announcement on the facility's website remembers Welch as "an inspiring and energetic leader" who was "well known in the genomics research community." Read the full CGF message here, or see the obituary here.

 

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.