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How You Can Address Global Warming

At the October ICSB meeting, Hiroaki Kitano called for systems biologists to consider how to apply system-level approaches to climate change issues and now Jonathan Eisen is asking microbiologists to do the same, says Seven Stones blogger Nicholas. Not only will systems and synthetic biology add to fundamental knowledge about the issue, he says, they will also help getting that know-how into workable technologies.

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.