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Get on Google's Cloud

Google's cloud is now available through AppEngine, an integrated application environment, blogs Deepak Singh. The drawback, he says, is that it is currently limited to Python and scientists need more flexibility than that. "Personally, I prefer the flexibility and HPC capabilities of [Amazon's] AWS, and the ecosystem that it has spawned due to it's flexibility and generalized architecture, but if you are a web app developer and this includes bioinformaticians/cheminformaticians, give AppEngine a look, you might find it useful," he 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.