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The Heady Times of '06

It's that time of year: when editors desperate for a vacation (or scraping for news) go on the year-in-review beat. Nature gives us the top stories from 2006 ($), including a look at advances in genetic research as well as that heartwarming memory of George Bush vetoing a bill that would have opened up more lines of stem cells for research in the US.

Mysteriously missing from the Nature list: NHGRI Director Francis Collins' guest appearance on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report (scroll to bottom for videos of the interview).


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.