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Genetron Health: Yun-Fu Hu

Chinese precision oncology company Genetron Holdings (Genetron Health) has appointed Yun-Fu Hu as chief medical officer. A former deputy director with the US Food and Drug Administration, Hu will be tasked to guide the company in its in vitro diagnostic device registration and regulatory affairs as well as its biopharma services business. At the FDA Hu led a team in premarket reviews and post-market compliance of IVD products and laboratory-developed tests for genetic testing, molecular cancer diagnostics, companion diagnostics, radiodosimetry, digital pathology, and artificial intelligence devices. Prior to joining FDA, Hu had more than 10 years of product development experience in the diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries.

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.