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Do Science and Quotas Mix?

The blogger at AdaptiveComplexity weighs in on New York Times blogger John Tierney's recent article exploring applying Title IX to science. The AdaptiveComplexity blogger takes what he calls a "generational view" and says that discrimination is on its way out in biology and that having quotas "would certainly make women second-class citizens in science, because they could never be judged on their own merit."

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.