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It's Optimistic, For Sure

At VentureBeat, David Hamilton takes a look at the newest addition to fast-paced human sequencing companies. The Waltham, Mass.-based Intelligent Bio-Systems says that by the end of 2008, they will be able to sequence one genome in one day with a price tag of $5,000 — bringing the field much closer to the grand prize of a $1,000 genome or the Archon X Prize for Genomics. But Hamilton reminds us that "talk is cheap."

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.