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Claude Benchimol, John Carrino


Claude Benchimol has been appointed senior vice president of R&D at Invitrogen. Benchimol, who was most recently vice president and general manager of global technology for General Electric’s Medical Systems, Information Technologies division, will report directly to Gregory Lucier, Invitrogen’s president and CEO. John Carrino, who previously served as vice president of R&D for Invitrogen, will become the company's chief scientist.

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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.