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Bringing Darwin Back to Life

Down House, Charles Darwin's home in Kent, England, is set to reopen to the public this week with a new permanent exhibition marking 200 years since he was born. The house and gardens have been restored and visitors can come and see what it was like to live and work here, as Darwin did for 40 years until his death. "It places Down House firmly on the international map as one of the world's most important scientific heritage sites," says Sir Barry Cunliffe, chairman of English Heritage, the group that led the restoration project. Nailing more than a few details, the organization has even brought the potted plants on top of the piano back to life -- "Darwin used to have his wife and children play music to earthworms and study the effect it had on the creatures," says a story in the BBC.

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.