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Aggregation is the Name of the Game

A recent paper in BMC Bioinformatics discusses user scripts for the life sciences. Researchers led by Indiana's David Wild look at scripts, such as OSCAR3, Postgenomics, and Connotea, that aggregate data from multiple web sources, enriching webpages with information from other sources. While they conclude user scripts are helpful, they caution that people should only install scripts from a trusted source.

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.