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Happy Darwin Day!: Feb 12, 2010

darwinToday is Charles Darwin's 201st birthday and there are many events around the world in celebration. Kevin Zelnio will be giving a talk about Darwin and his contributions to marine science at Duke University's Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC and in Dublin, Ireland the annual Darwin Day Lecture is entitled "Noah's Ark or Noah's Coffin - The challenge for biodiversity" and will be given by Nigel Monaghan from the National Museum of Ireland.

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.