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Erica Ramos

Erica Ramos, president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, will join Geisinger National Precision Health at the end of May as the director and head of clinical and business development. Ramos was previously at Illumina, where she was associate director of market development in clinical genomics and lead the company's precision health and screening programs.

Geisinger National aims to extend the genomics research and actionable health information generated within its MyCode Community Health Initiative. Ramos will be in charge of strategic partnerships focused on implementing the MyCode model in other communities around the country. 

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.