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He Didn't Want to Go, But in the Name of Good Science...

Craig Venter has been on the lecture circuit in Hawaii, where he spoke at the University of Hawaii-Manoa as well as the university's medical school. In an interview with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, he bemoaned how slow the US government has been to use genomic data to make an impact in patient care. "My frustration in all these areas is that government is moving way too slowly or even in the wrong direction," Venter commented.

To read the full story, in which Venter opines on everything from government dawdling to renewable energy to the Sorcerer II expedition, click here.

 

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.