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It's Complicated: Jul 29, 2009

"Science is a master manipulator," blogs the Ambivalent Academic. She says that when she started out in science, things were grand — it was exciting and experiments went well. Then everything went awry, but she couldn't leave. "Then, just when I was ready to throw in the towel, things changed again. Oh, I'm so sorry, said Science," writes the Ambivalent Academic. She's not the only one. At Blue Lab Coats, Drdra chimes in, "Aren't all of us academic scientists (at least) in this co-dependent relationship with science?"

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.

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In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.