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An Extra Layer

In Illinois, state lawmakers outlawed employers from discriminating against employees based on genetic test results, causing Hsien-Hsien Lei to wonder why US states would pass their own law now that the federal Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act has been approved. An NHGRI fact sheet she links to says the federal law is a minimum level of protection; Lei also points to a National Conference of State Legislatures table that lists which states have what protections.

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.