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David Okrongly has stepped down as CEO of Quanterix. Executive Chairman Martin Madaus is currently acting as the company's interim CEO. Madaus has been executive chairman since November 2010. Previously he was president and CEO of Millipore.


BG Medicine has appointed former BioMérieux CEO Stephane Bancel to serve as chairman of its board of directors. Bancel will replace Noubar Afeyan, a company founder and chairman of the board since the company's inception as well as CEO and managing partner of Flagship Ventures, who will continue to serve on the firm's board.

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.