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Fund Us, Too, Please

At Building Confidence, Russ Altman says that the US stimulus package should fund academic research. He lists different ways that research grants affect the economy, including job creation, job training, and the development of new technologies. "Research is a great investment: jobs today and potential discoveries that will form the basis of our economy in the future," Altman writes.

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.