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Is It Still an Open Format if It's Owned by Microsoft?

Microsoft submitted its Open Office XML document format to the International Standards Organization to be considered as a standard that would help other companies and developers and make it easier for files to be shared across software types, says this news story from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. This past Sunday, though, Microsoft missed getting all the preliminary votes it needed to secure OOXML as a standard, but the company still has time to try to change some minds.

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.