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Honk if You Love Open Access

In contrast to Jonathan Eisen's usual posts encouraging readers to give thought to open access issues, this latest entry urges them to take action -- now. He posts the content of an e-mail he received about a bill being considered in the US Senate that currently would make NIH enforce its Public Access Policy for all funded researchers (it is optional right now). But two amendments threaten to water down this language, and Eisen's up in arms. If you want to send a letter to your senator, you can get the language from his post.


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.