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Here's Your Chance to Change Peer Review

In his summer newsletter, NIH director Elias Zerhouni is asking for researchers' thoughts on peer review. He has organized two working groups to assemble internal NIH opinion and external responses to create new peer review strategies, which will be presented in a white paper.

Hurry, the comments are due in by August 18 at 5 pm Eastern.

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.