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Hey, If Bono Did It...

NHGRI Director Francis Collins' days of strumming are far from over. Known for playing his guitar and leading sing-alongs at events like college graduations, Collins most recently led a group at the National Prayer Breakfast, where he and US President George W. Bush encouraged Americans to go forth in prayer. "Strumming a guitar, he led the approximately 3,500 guests assembled in the ballroom of the Washington Hilton hotel in a hymn praising God for being the source of knowledge," this article reports.

 

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.