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Gloomy Future for Stem Cells

Though the US Senate approved legislation that would lift restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, President George W. Bush has already promised that he will veto any such law that comes his way, according to this wire article. He's quoted in the article as saying, "This bill crosses a moral line that I and many others find troubling."

In the current GTO poll, the majority of readers indicate that they believe some restrictions on stem cell funding are acceptable, but that the current laws are too strict.

 

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.