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I'm Not Looking for a Soulmate, Just Someone With a Great-Smelling Immune System

File this under "unexpected innovations due to DNA." GTO simply had to share this piece from a news team in Boston that reports on ScientificMatch.com, a dating service that claims it will find your perfect match based on your DNA. The Florida-based company says it looks at immune system genes because, according to its press release, "we love how other people smell when their immune systems are different from ours—they smell sexier." As Charlie Brown would say, good grief!

 

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.