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Conflict? What Conflict?

Jonathan Eisen likes how the medical school at UC Davis handles conflict of interest – Davis was one of seven schools that got an "A" from the American Medical Student Association on its policy regarding free gifts from pharmaceutical companies. The school's PharmFree Policy prohibits medical student and physicians from accepting any gifts from drug reps, including free drug samples, pens, food, or notepads. "Good to see this. I find the layers of real and potential conflicts of interest in medical research in general to be very poorly handled by the community," says Eisen.

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.