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All About Misdirection

If you've never been good at putting a paper in the 'reject' pile for fear of being unmasked, blogger Blake Stacey at Science After Sunclipse posts a chain letter for you. The goal, it says, is to redirect the authors' rage. You could pretend to be British and add 'u's to words even pretend to be an American pretending to be British and overuse words such as "dodgy" in your review. Or pretend to be Canadian. Or German. If those aren't for you, pretend to be one of those five or so people in your field that seem to never like your own work.

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.