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Funnily Enough, the Bush Genome is Sequenced

The CIA has mapped the Bush family’s genome, or so says the satirical British tabloid The Spoof! In the story, a 40-year study of the line that brought the US not one but two Presidents George Bush links the family to Queen Elizabeth II, Rasputin, and even Pope Pius XII, while explaining that this genetic “vortex” is the cause of much bloodshed.

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.