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And They're Darn Cute, Too

If you don't already have your own bacterial genome, you can now adopt one, reports Jonathan Eisen at his Tree of Life blog. The JGI's education program has started an "Adopt a GEBA Genome" project (GEBA is for the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea initiative) that "makes available a selection of recently sequenced genomes for use in undergraduate courses," Eisen writes. "For example, students can analyze the six open reading frames for a given fragment of DNA, compare the results of various gene calling algorithms, assign function by sequence homology, and use gene ortholog neighborhoods for comparative genomics and annotate biochemical pathways, while learning the underlying biological concepts in a variety of science courses."

The deadline for adoption is Nov. 2, so get cracking.

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.