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Down This Dark Alley, That's Where You Get Your Genotyping Results

The Gene Sherpa had a great conversation with a Los Angeles Times reporter but he realized that she never asked about the laws that might apply to the new personal genomics companies. The Sherpa, aka Steve Murphy (who works for Helix Health), says New York State has statutes requiring a separate consent form for each disease. This consent includes a description of the disease, the level of certainty of the test result, among other requirements. New York also prohibits direct-to-consumer testing if those tests are not approved for over-the-counter-use by FDA.

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.