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Helix: James Lu, Marc Stapley

James Lu has been appointed as CEO of Helix, effective June 1. He will replace Marc Stapley, who will become executive chairman of Helix's board of directors. Lu, who is a cofounder of Helix and the firm's president, will also join the board of directors. Stapley previously held various roles at Illumina, including CFO. He joined Helix as CEO in 2019.

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.