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The University of Leicester's Alec Jeffrey, who developed DNA fingerprinting, is one of the finalists for the Millennium Technology prize, as is MIT's Robert Langer, who made biomaterials for controlled drug release and tissue regeneration. The BBC calls the prize "a kind of unofficial Noble Prize for technology." They are joined on that list by David Payne and his colleagues, Emmanual Desurvire and Randy Giles, who invented and developed an amplifier underlying the global optical fiber network and Andrew Viterbi, who created an algorithm used in wireless and digital communication.

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.