Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Easing Doubts

The US National Institutes of Health caused many researchers to become concerned when it announced in 2010 that the Clinical and Translational Science Awards program would be under the auspices of the then-proposed, now-realized National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, says ScienceInsider's Jocelyn Kaiser. The worry for researchers was that NCATS officials would have no interest in supporting CTSAs for aspects of medicine that don't involve therapeutics, she adds. However, doubts may be easing slightly, after NIH issued a request for applications for CTSAs due to be renewed. The program, which has a 2012 budget of $461 million, is set to renew activities including community research and epidemiology, Kaiser says.

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.