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Calling for an Explanation

A bunch of bloggers are still waiting on editor-in-chief Michael Dunn's explanation of what occurred during the review and editing process at Proteomics to allow Ward and Han's 'Mitochondria, the missing link between body and soul: Proteomic prospective evidence' paper to be published. Steven Salzberg says the bland retraction doesn't cut it and PZ Myers adds, "We want to know how this paper slipped through the cracks, because we want to know how large the cracks in the peer review process at Proteomics are."

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.