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Better Sample Tracking: LoJack for DNA

You may think RFID has nothing to do with systems biology, but we're willing to bet that if the Broad Institute is considering using it, others won't be long to follow. In this column from Stephen Miles at MIT, the author reports on some of the latest uses of RFID tagging technology, including an example of how scientists at the Broad propose to use it to track samples.

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.