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By Any Other Name…

Poking into the genetics of dozens of species of birds and bats has produced the need to come up with some new species names. The Barcode of Life project has found that some birds previously thought to be the same species are actually genetically distinct and that others categorized separately are indeed the same, reports The Times Online. Now, what was once a member of the solitary sandpiper species must be called a cinnamon sandpiper. It'll be a big year for bird-watching book publishers.

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.