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Carlo Croce, Roger Kornberg, Carl Novina, James Rothman

Carlo Croce, an Ohio State University investigator whose work has included elucidating the link between microRNAs and cancer, has been awarded the third annual Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research by the National Foundation for Cancer Research.
The prize includes a $25,000 honorarium.
According to the foundation, Croce’s work has included “groundbreaking discoveries regarding the direct and causative association of chromosomal translocations with the molecular mechanisms of oncogene activation.”

Nastech Pharmaceutical last week announced the scientific advisory board for its RNAi subsidiary, MDRNA.

The SAB includes Roger Kornberg, a Nobel Prize winner and professor at Stanford University; Carl Novina, an RNAi researcher and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School; and James Rothman, a professor at Columbia University and director of the school’s Genome Center.

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.