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It Seems Unlikely that 70 Pages Is Enough to Explain Evolution and Intelligent Design

This is sure to stir up the community. The National Academy of Sciences released a book entitled Science, Evolution and Creationism -- a short volume "explaining the differences between science and religion, and asserting that acceptance of evolution does not require abandoning belief in God," according to this article in the New York Times. The book is aimed at civilians rather than scientists; you can check out its official site here.


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.