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Free At Last

The five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor accused, convicted, and sentenced to death for deliberately infecting more than 400 Libyan children with HIV, despite genetic evidence to the contrary, are finally free. The medical workers were released from Libya through an extradition process after negotiations and reparation payment. Upon their arrival in Sofia, the Bulgarian president pardoned the workers.

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.