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Confidence in Your Code

Over at Bioinformatics Zen, blogger Mike has a post about his concerns as he writes his first paper -- essentially, that his results are wrong. "In particular," he writes, "that my code, which I think does one thing, has a bug and does something different." Mike walks through some of the steps he's taken to ensure good programming practice, and his notes are worth reading for people who find themselves in a similar situation.

 

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.