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A new site to discuss journal articles is in beta testing. Journalfire was begun by a group of graduate students, and its goal is to create "a centralized location for you to share, discuss, and evaluate published journal articles," says the site's blog. Over at Public Rambling, Pedro Beltrão remarks that the idea is promising, but its success will depend on getting enough people to the site to stimulate interesting discussions.

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.