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All That Data, and No One to Look at It

Nodalpoint shares that, earlier this week, Nucleic Acids Research published its 2008 Database issue, which lists 1078 databases, 110 more than last year. What will happen to all this data, especially if our data mining capabilities can never match the amount of data out there? asks Duncan. "Data is deposited to merely rest in peace, since in all likelihood it will never be accessed again,” he writes.

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.