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It's (Not Surprisingly) Systemic

Columbia University Medical Center has published new research that suggests that a hormone from the skeleton, osteocalcin, acts to systemically alter and influence blood sugar levels, potentially contributing to the onset of type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that osteocalcin signals fat cells as well as the pancreas, findings that may lead to potentially new drug targets as well as a more personalized approach to treatment.

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.