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Jeff Stuckey, Alan Aderem, Renee Reijo Pera

Biotrue has named Jeff Stuckey as its CEO, the company said this week.
Stuckey previously was a business and organizational consultant to life sciences companies. He has also served on the board at Autoquant Imaging, and was CEO and executive vice president at Universal Imaging, now Molecular Devices.

Cyntellect this week said it has appointed three new members to its scientific advisory board: Alan Aderem, director of the Institute for Systems Biology and former head of the signal transduction laboratory at The Rockefeller University; Charles Cantor, chief scientific officer at Sequenom and former chair and professor of biomedical engineering at Boston University; and Michael Hanley, vice president of discovery research at Amylin Pharmaceuticals and former senior faculty at Imperial College in Cambridge, UK.

The Stanford University School of Medicine this week said that it has appointed Renee Reijo Pera as director of embryonic stem cell research and education for the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.
Reijo Pera joins Stanford from the University of California, San Francisco, where she was co-director of the human embryonic stem cell research center and director of a training program funded through the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

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.