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How to Get Famous: Marry a Google Founder, Start a Biotech

The New York Times is wide-eyed over Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of 23andme, a biotech company that promises to help consumers browse their own genetic code. This quasi-profile of Wojcicki includes some details we'd rather not know about her wedding to Google co-founder Sergey Brin, as well as a quote from a blogger who seems to be under the impression that anyone can have a genome sequenced for $1,000. (Time to call off the races, guys. Go home and have a beer.)

 

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.