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Giving Bacteria a Good Name

At The Seven Stones, a blogger highlights a paper published this week in Molecular Systems Biology, in which mice whose intestinal microbes were replaced with human ones were fed "probiotic" Lactobacillus bacteria. They found that these mice digested more fat. In light of the new NIH push to study the human microbiome, the blogger wonders, "Will personal genomics have to ultimately develop into personal metagenomics to include our 'extended' microbial genome?"

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.