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Award Season Has Just Begun

If your favorite to win the Nobel prize for medicine wasn't one of the three actual winners, here's another chance for recognition: the annual Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, founded by Johnson & Johnson in 2004, is now accepting nominations. The award is for "scientists in basic or clinical research who have made significant transformational contributions toward the improvement of human health," according to a press release. You can submit your nominations until December 15.

 

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.