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Armin Winands and Jan Hellemans

Belgian genomics service provider Biogazelle has appointed Armin Winands as its new CEO. Winands most recently served as director of business development at ArcherDX. Over the past 23 years, he has also held senior sales positions at NuGEN Technologies, Ingenuity Systems, Ion Torrent Systems, Illumina, Affymetrix, and Molecular Dynamics. Winands replaces Jan Hellemans, who served as CEO of Biogazelle for the past 10 years and will now take on the role of chief technology officer.

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.