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Jerry Williamson

Metamark Genetics has appointed Jerry Williamson as its CEO. He succeeds Ken Weg, who will retain an active role as chairman of Metamark's board of directors. Williamson joined Metamark as chief commercial officer in 2015. Prior to Metamark, Williamson was a partner with Flagship Ventures. He has also served as vice president and general manager for Molecular Devices (part of Danaher), president of global commercial operations of Genetix, and president of Biocore.

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.