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All the More Reason to Move to California

The San Diego Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, a $115 million stem cell research facility, aims to open by 2010, according to this newswire story. The facility is a joint venture among the Burnham Institute, Salk Institute, Scripps Research Institute, and UC San Diego. The partners are still rounding up funding -- much of which could come from a state grant currently awaiting approval. For more information, check your mailboxes next week: Genome Technology covers this consortium in its May issue.


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.