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An Endless Source of the Bizarre

Blogger Rob at Baylab shares this gem of a site. NCBI ROFL points out "scientific humour gold," as Rob puts it, in PubMed. The site is the brainchild of two UC Berkeley graduate students and yesterday they pointed out an article called Chewing gum bezoars of the gastrointestinal tract and before that was Spontaneous pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and pneumopericardium in a 16-year-old drug-abusing motorcyclist surrounded by a pack of coyotes. The second one they say must have been a pretty bad day.

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.