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Closing the Gap

Male and female faculty members in engineering, math, and the sciences have "comparable opportunities" though women make up a smaller part of the applicant pool, face salary inequity, and less success in promotion and tenure, says a new report from the National Research Council. The New York Times also points to a new study of high school students in PNAS that found that "U.S. girls have now reached parity with boys" in mathematics.

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.