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Controlling Conflicts of Interest

Congressional investigations may be uncovering instances of unreported financial conflicts of interest that researchers have and NIH may be asking for comment on more stringent regulations, but how those conflicts are managed is complex, says a Science Progress article. Furthermore, it adds that while the proposed new rules "support greater disclosure and transparency," the rules "fail to address other complex matters" such as institutions that have industry support, financial interests from lectures, and from tech transfer arrangements. "Overall the challenge remains the same—how do we continue to encourage public/private partnerships so that translational research can continue to move forward at a rapid pace without compromising research integrity?" the article asks.

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.