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Carol Greider on Telomeres

Newly-minted Nobel laureate Carol Greider gave a lecture entitled “Telomerase and the Consequences of Telomere Dysfunction" at NHRGI last week and the video is now up at the NIH website. Greider’s talk begins about 14 minutes into the video, following introductions from Eric Green and Kathy Hudson. Greider then discusses how her research on telomeres got going, as well as some of her recent work.

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.