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Goings-On in Cancer Genomics

Mass Genomics's Dan Koboldt rounds up a recent cancer genomics meeting in St. Louis, which included talks from Peter Campbell, Richard Gibbs, and Elaine Mardis, among others. Campbell introduced the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's first cancer genome; Gibbs spoke about Baylor's multiple-platform approach to whole genome sequencing; and Mardis gave an overview of the strategies being used at Washington University to use next-gen sequencing to study cancer genomes.

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.