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But All the Cool (Rich) Kids Are Doing It

Hsien-Hsien Lei thinks about why someone would not want their DNA to be sequenced. Her list starts off with "You have no idea what DNA is" but soon catalogs more pressing concerns someone could have, such as worries about genetic discrimination or that many tests are not covered by insurance policies. Furthermore, someone might be healthy with no dire family medical history.

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.