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Building a House Where the Ground Moves Isn't Easy

Deepak links out to a paper published in BMC Bioinformatics that discusses 'omics software being developed at the Institute for Systems Biology. Their approach is to build a new framework where the software architecture integrates many different types of data and allows for the reuse of tools. Some themes are distributed applications, interoperability, and extensibility. "The take home message is one that there is a place for deployment frameworks even in a research setting, and for using good, pragmatic software development practices," Deepak says at bbgm.

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.