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Two hundred fake DNA testing kits have been intercepted by the Australian Post, reports WAToday, an online newspaper for Western Australia. The kits include a cotton swab in a sealed bag and a letter containing outlandish claims. "DNA model may be configured, even positioned and programmed, for stunning success, physical and mental health, affluence," it says. The letter then asks for $39.99 and credit card and personal information. Anne Driscoll, the Consumer Protection Commissioner, tells WAToday that "clearly these kits are a scam and an attempt to receive money for what is a worthless and dubious service."

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.