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FIND: Bill Rodriguez

The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics announced that it has appointed Bill Rodriguez, the organization's former chief medical officer, as CEO starting July 1. Rodriguez served as CMO for FIND from 2015 to 2017 and is rejoining the organization from the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm. Rodriguez also founded Daktari Diagnostics and serves as an advisor to the World Health Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and national governments on infectious diseases.

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.