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Still Looking for a Head

Wall Street Journal reports that Peggy Hamburg and Joshua Sharfstein are expected to become commissioner and deputy commissioner, respectively, of the US Food and Drug Administration. Hamburg was a health commissioner in New York City, and Sharfstein is the health chief in Baltimore. "The White House wants to position the FDA commissioner as someone who will lead the agency back to its core mission of public health, and the focus on Dr. Hamburg and Dr. Sharfstein fits that message, said people close to the situation," the article says.

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.