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Another Way to Convince Biologists to Try Bioinformatics

At My Biotech Life, Ricardo Vidal writes about a nifty Firefox extension called CoScripter, which is a system for "recording, automating, and sharing processes performed in a web browser.” Pretty sure it has more applications (read:  bioinformatics) than just printing photos online, Deepak Singh at business|bytes|genes|molecules writes, "The principle remains the same; taking a set of tasks done often and repeatedly and automating them. The recording approach is one that really appeals to me, especially if one can go back in and edit after the fact."

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.