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All About George

George Church graces the August issue of Wired to discuss his personal genome project. The article follows Church's career, including him sitting in front of a teletype in 1967 and up to the development of the Polonator. The PGP allowed what Church calls his "year of convergence" -- when the different threads of his career, as a geneticist, technologist, and synthetic biologist, wove together. He also sees genomics as a source of inspiration. "We need to inspire our current youth in a way that outer space exploration inspired us in 1960. We're seeing signs that knowing about our inner space is very compelling." Jason Bobe posts a copy of the article on his blog.

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.