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And This One Goes Out to ABRF

In a post discussing DNA sequencing at Discovering Biology in a Digital World, blogger Sandra Porter extolls the virtues of the core lab scientists who comprise ABRF, or the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities. "From poor quality DNA to mixed samples, to mysterious or missing primers," she writes, "they've seen it all and are willing to share strategies for solving the problem."

 

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.