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51 and Counting

Trey at The OpenHelix blog has been poking around with the recently launched, newest version of Ensembl, which is now at version 51. He's a bit iffy on the interface, which might just be due to the fact that anything new is usually hard to use at first glance. He thinks that performance is better overall, as pages seem to load faster than before. There's also a "simpler way to add your own data, though as yet I haven't found an easily accessible explanation of formatting the data," he says.

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.