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Bioinformatics Goes to Bat in Protein Evolution

Blogger Pedro Beltrao at Public Rambling posts about protein evolution, specifically what determines the rate of evolution. He shows how bioinformatics is helping to tackle some of the harder problems, and cites several great papers that give an overall picture of translational robustness being the main driving force shaping protein evolutionary rates.

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.