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Ah, Yes. The 'Collecting Things' Stage of Grief

What would you do if your wife left you for a famous writer? If you're Henry Wellcome, you'd start to collect things. At the time of his death in 1936, his holdings outnumbered those of the Louvre, according to this Bloomberg story.

The Wellcome Trust just opened a new museum to showcase Wellcome's collection, which includes Charles Darwin's walking stick, Napoleon's toothbrush, and more. One wing of the museum focuses on modern times and includes 120 volumes that are the hard copy printout of the human genome.

 

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.