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Oliver Liesenfeld

Inflammatix announced today that it has appointed Oliver Liesenfeld as chief medical officer. Liesenfeld comes to Inflammatix from Roche Diagnostics, where he has served as chief medical officer since 2012. Liesenfeld has over 25 years of industry and academic experience in the diagnostics field, with a focus on molecular diagnostics and infectious disease. Prior to Roche, Liesenfeld served as associate professor of medical microbioilogy and infection immunology at the Charite Medical School in Berlin, Germany, where his research focused on immune response to infections. 

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.