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If GTO Had $30 Million, We'd Buy Your Love

This short item from the Wall Street Journal describes the details behind Business Wire founder Lorry Lokey's $30 million donation to the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. The money will be used to establish a preclinical research facility and a school of biochemical sciences, according to the article. "Fascinated by Israel, [Lokey] had long planned to give the institute a major donation, in recognition of its reputation for scientific excellence," the story says.

 

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.