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Ah, the Soothing Sound of Genomic Variation

NPR put together a panel of scientists to talk about genomic variation and its link to many common diseases. Speakers include David Valle and Aravinda Chakravarti from Johns Hopkins, as well as Lawrence Brody from NHGRI and David Goldstein from Duke. Discussion also got around to new studies, such as the latest findings about genome-based differences in how people fight off HIV infection.

 

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.