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Family Trees Can Be Dicey School Projects

"I'm not a bad geneticist. My rather simple family kept my own genetic secret for over half a century," Paul Nurse tells the World Science Festival. The video's 10 minutes long but worth every laugh. More here:

Thanks to Daniel MacArthur for posting this.

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.