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Mark Adams is now the scientific director at the J. Craig Venter Institute. He joins the institute from Case Western Reserve University, where he was an associate professor in the department of genetics. Previously, Adams worked at Celera, where he led the team that sequenced the first human genome, the fruit fly genome, and the mouse and rat genome, and he worked at the Institute for Genomic Research, serving as DNA sequencing facility director, assistant investigator, and director of the department of eukaryotic genomes.


Roche Applied Science has appointed Thomas Shinecker to be the new president and lifecycle leader for sequencing at 454 Life Sciences. Shinecker, who will take the position in August, has spent over eight years at Roche.

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.