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Thanks for the Service

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences Director Jeremy Berg was awarded the American Chemical Society's 2011 Public Service Award. "I am very pleased that ACS is recognizing such an effective advocate for basic research who has worked to increase the visibility of chemistry at NIH," says Nancy Jackson, the ACS president, in an NIH press release. "Dr. Berg's contributions will be felt for years to come, as he has focused on developing and motivating the next generation of scientists." He shares the award with Norman Neureiter, who directs the Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Berg announced in December that he will be leaving his position at NIGMS at the end of June.

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.