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Fish Gotta Swim and Birds Gotta Fly -- and They've All Gotta Be Catalogued

Brace yourself: This Thursday scientists will unveil the first 30,000 pages of the Encyclopedia of Life website -- that's one species per page -- according to this story in the New York Times. "Within a decade, they predict, they will have the other 1.77 million [pages]," the story adds. The project's honorary chairman, E.O. Wilson, is quoted as saying, "It’s going to have everything known on it, and everything new is going to be added as we go along."

 

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.