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Coming Soon: The Personalized Genome

George M. Weinstock, codirector of the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine, opins in an article posted to MIT's Tech Review about the possibility of this year becoming the year of the "personalized genome." With next-gen players 454 and Illumina planning to sequence the first individual genomes, Weinstock predicts that we may see a $1,000 genome sequence by 2013.

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.