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Newt Gingrich

Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Newt Gingrich has joined Pathway Genomics' strategic advisory board. As a legislator, Gingrich was involved in efforts to increase the National Institutes of Health's budget and to reform Medicare. He also put forth proposals to improve the US Food and Drug Administration's activities. He left Congress in 1999 and founded the Center for Health Transformation in 2003. He ran for president in 2012.

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.