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Congratulations, Biofuels: You're Popular Enough to Warrant Your Own Regulations

At a G8 meeting hosted by Brazil, leaders addressed growing global concerns over whether biofuel production is causing ecological damage that outweighs the benefits of using it. While no final policy was decided, reports the BBC, the G8 did agree to place limits on production; biofuels should not be grown on land preserved for its biodiversity, and the greenhouse gas emissions made growing and using them should be significantly less than that produced by fossil fuels.

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.