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If We Wish Really Hard, Maybe He'll Sign the Wrong Piece of Paper

According to this wire story, US President George Bush plans to veto a bill today that aimed to loosen restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Apparently, he will also give an executive order to the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees NIH, to promote research into non-ES cells that "hold the potential of regenerating into different types of cells that might be used to battle disease," the article 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.