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Anything to Make Playing With Data More Fun

Over at bbgm, Deepak Singh talks about zooming tools and their potential application in healthcare and genomics. Interfaces like Zoomii and Microsoft Surface could become killer apps for visualizing and manipulating genomics data, he says. "I have had the chance to see some very excellent visualizations, but they tend to have poor UIs and interaction models. That's where I suspect we are going to see the most innovation in the coming years."

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.