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The Bugs that Make Us Human

The latest issue of MIT's Technology Review has a feature story on microbial metagenomics, with a focus on Jeff Gordon's work in mice and humans. The article serves as a nice overview of the concept of metagenomics, with quotes from some of the area's major players, for people who are unfamiliar with it.

 

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.