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Small Prize, Big Question

At the Kaggle blog, Anthony Goldbloom asks, "What has bioinformatics ever done for us?" He plans to award $100 to the person who provides the best answer, as judged by an expert panel. "The prize is small, but the idea is to stoke discussion," Goldbloom writes, adding that the blog would also host a guest post from the winner about his or her idea of the "single greatest biological discovery made possible by bioinformatics." Entries should be no more than 200 words, and submitted in the comments section of this post by July 30.

HT: Gene Expression

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.