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Genetic Discrimination and American Fear

The Financial Times analyzes the logic behind the U.S.'s Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act. The article argues that reality of discrimination based on a person's genes will be slim since everyone is predisposed to one condition or another and that employers cannot discriminate against everyone and still have a workforce. But, says the article, the fear of it is real—Americans are scared of being denied a job or insurance and that is the whole reason for the Act.

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.