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Great, Another Thing on the Lab Tech's To-Do List

Researchers at UC Irvine have figured out how to use a dielectrophoresis machine to sort stem cells with electricity, says Brandon Keim at Wired. The technique might prove useful for scientists to more precisely localize a specific stem cell variety. The authors recently published their work in Stem Cells, and while it's not as flashy as other recent papers, "it's precisely these types of advances that lay the foundations for breakthroughs," Keim 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.