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SolveBio's Advisory Board

SolveBio today announced the formation of its scientific advisory board and the appointment of four inaugural members: George Church, Stephen Wolfram, Joel Dudley, and Yaniv Erlich.

Church is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Computational Genetics at the institution. Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram Alpha, and the Wolfram Language. He is also the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Dudleyis the director of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. And Erlichis a core member of the New York Genome Center and an assistant professor of computer science and computational biology at Columbia University.

The board members will serve as resources and strategic partners who will support the company's efforts to develop new technologies for use in life sciences research and development and clinical organizations, SolveBio said.

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.