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Dante Labs: Paul Jones, Simon Partridge, Christian Bourne

Dante Labs has hired Paul Jones as chief business officer, Simon Partridge as VP and global head of business operations, and Christian Bourne as senior director and global head of lab operations. All came from Illumina and have previous experience with Genomics England. Jones joined Dante Labs after serving as global head of population genomics and Illumina, and also is a former CEO of genomics enterprises at Genomics England. Partridge was global market development lead for population genomics at Illumina and acting CEO of genomics enterprises at Genomics England. Bourne, another Illumina veteran, helped the sequencing company create an ISO 15189-accredited laboratory for Genomics England's 100,000 Genomes Project.

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.