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Lee Stirling Churchman

Lee Stirling Churchman, a postdoc at the University of California, San Francisco, was recently named a Damon Runyon Fellow.
According to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, the fellowship will support Churchman’s work examining endocytosis using quantitative RNAi-based genetic interaction maps.
“Understanding endocytosis is directly relevant to cancers involving viral entry and indirectly involved in most cancers due to its integral role in intercellular signaling,” the organization 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.