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Joe Beery, Wayne Comper, Tom Tsakeris

Invitrogen has appointed Joe Beery to be head of its global information technology efforts. Beery has 25 years of experience in information technology strategy and implementation, the company said last week. Beery formerly was US Airways’senior VP and chief information officer. He also was CIO at America West, and he worked at Motorola Semiconductor and NV Philips.

Exosome Diagnostics has hired Wayne Comper to be chief scientific officer and has named Tom Tsakeris to the post of director of regulatory affairs.
Comper formerly was CSO of AusAm Biotechnologies. Tsakeris was president of Devices and Diagnostics Consulting Group, and director of the Division of Clinical Laboratory Devices, Office of Device Evaluation, Center for Devices and Radiological Health of the US Food and Drug Administration. While he was at FDA, Tsakeris was involved in developing the implementation strategy for the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988.

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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.