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People in the News: Kelly Gardner, Josh Molho, Brock Siegel, Gary Zweiger, Jenny Rooke, Chris Hadsell, Katleen Verleysen, Anastasia Rader

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Protein analysis firm Zephyrus Biosciences launched this week with Kelly Gardner as CEO, Josh Molho as chief technology officer, Brock Siegel as chief operating officer, Gary Zweiger as chief business development officer, Jenny Rooke as chief marketing officer, and Chris Hadsell as chief financial officer.


Katleen Verleysen is stepping down as CEO of protein biomarker firm Pronota following the company's absorption into MyCartis, its joint venture with Biocartis. Verleysen will be moving to a consultant role with clients including Biocartis and other life science firms.


BG Medicine said this week that it has let go included Senior Vice President, Executive Operations and Human Resources, Anastasia Rader. Her layoff comes as part of a larger restructuring in which the company laid-off 12 of its 22 employees.

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.