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Joel Jung and Peter Soparkar

Counsyl has appointed Joel Jung to serve as CFO and Peter Soparkar to serve as general counsel. Jung most recently served as CFO of BioNano Genomics, and previously served as CFO and treasurer of AgraQuest which was acquired by Bayer in 2012, and as CFO and treasurer for Celera. Soparkar joins Counsyl from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and previously worked at Latham & Watkins in London and San Francisco.

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.