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Even Google Is Feeling the Crunch

The Wired Science blog reports that Google will shut down its scientific data service in January without ever officially launching the product. In an email to beta testers, Google told users that it would nix its Google Research Datasets project, anticipated to help scientists deal with the data deluge by offering them a place to upload their data, in favor of "other activities such as Google Scholar, our Research Programs, and publishing papers about research at Google," the email 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.