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Eh, It's Just Pocket Change Anyway

For those of you with a healthy sense of schadenfreude, Harvard University's endowment dropped $350 million in the last month, reports the Wall Street Journal. Harvard's endowment management firm is usually seen as "trail-blazing" in its management of the school's $29 billion, says the Journal, so this misstep of an investment in Sowood Capital, a hedge fund firm set up by Harvard's former foreign-stock holdings manager, was something of a surprise.

We've all lost a few bucks here and there in an office pool, but $350 million? Really?

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.