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A Much Deserved Award

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has named 50 researchers, 41 men and nine women, to receive the Early Career Scientist award. Each recipient will receive from HHMI his or her full salary, benefits, and a research budget of $1.5 million. HHMI will also cover other costs, such as research space and equipment. These lucky 50 include these systems biology stars: Mass Gen's Bradley Bernstein and Konrad Hochedlinger, Stanford's Howard Chang and Karl Deisseroth, Joshua Mendell from Johns Hopkins, the University of Chicago's Molly Przeworski, and Aviv Regev from MIT, among others. Congratulations, one and all.

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.