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DNA Sequencing for the Masses

This New York Times article from the weekend runs through the potential for genome sequencing on a grand (read: consumers would actually know about it) scale. The process of distributing genomes to people "is likely to be as much a social experiment as a scientific one," according to the article.

And here's a less rosy commentary from Jonathan Eisen to remind readers that getting your genome sequenced may not be the best thing that ever happens to you.

 

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.