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Kate Black

23andMe has appointed Kate Black as its new privacy officer and corporate counsel. Black previously worked as a federal regulatory and interoperability policy analyst at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. She also has served as health privacy counsel for the Center for Democracy and Technology in San Francisco. Black will report to Kathy Hibbs, chief legal and regulatory affairs officer of 23andMe, and will be responsible for reviewing, updating, and enhancing the company's privacy and consent policies for customers.

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.