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I Didn't Need That Soul Anyway

Consumer genomics companies are similar to Web 2.0 services and that similarity extends into the realm of privacy concerns, writes Deepak Singh on bbgm. For Web 2.0, consumer genomics, and the combination of them, Singh says that privacy is an illusion. "The moment you leave your footprint online, you are giving away some of your privacy. The moment you sign up for a genomic service, you are giving away some of your privacy," he writes. The trick, he adds, is to educate consumers about what they are giving up in exchange for the service.

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.