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Genetically Jacked. Athletically Stacked.

We couldn't make this up if we tried.

Professional wrestler and American Gladiator Matt Morgan will have his DNA sequenced, and the data will be taken to the International Space Station by video game developer and soon-to-be space tourist Richard Garriott this October as part of a project called "Operation Immortality," run by game company NCsoft. According to the press release, "Morgan, who stands seven feet tall and weighs 320 pounds, has been described as 'the most genetically-jacked, athletically stacked giant in the world.'" We, um, think that's supposed to be a compliment.

 

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.