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Cinnamon's Genome

Researchers led by the National Cancer Institute's Stephen O’Brien used light genome sequencing to produce the genome of an Abyssinian cat, called Cinnamon, says a press release from Genome Research which will be publishing the paper later today. In this paper, the researchers identified 20,285 genes, or about 95 percent the cat's genome, reports the Associated Press. The AP also adds that Cinnamon is a research cat who lives at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

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.