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India's New Frontier

The Human Frontiers Science Program Organization welcomed India as the program's newest contributing country this month. Scientists from India will now be able to strike up collaborations under the HSFP umbrella and participate in the program's next grant cycle. According to Torsten Wiesel, Nobel laureate and secretary general of the HFSPO, India's membership "brings a new dimension to the global nature of the HFSP," which has expanded to include Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea in the last two years.
 

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.