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Getting Personal: Mar 22, 2007

Omics! Omics! blogger Keith Robison posts at length on the story -- published in a December issue of Blood -- of Millennium Pharmaceuticals' quest to find a personalized treatment for multiple myeloma. For the first time in clinical trials, they used a genomics technique called RNA profiling to introduce a personalized medicine component to their trials. Effectively, finding and utilizing personalized information is a long way off, Robison believes.

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.