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Breaking Up (With Perl) is Hard To Do

Omics! Omics! blogger Keith Robison waxes sentimental in this post about his long history of using Perl to program mostly graphical interface tools. Starting out with Perl 4, moving his way through Java, Perl 5, and now, to keep up with industry trends, Python and C#, he talks about the pluses and minuses of each language as they pertain to bioinformatics.

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.