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It's a Whole New Vista

All right, this one technically has nothing to do with genomics or its sister fields. But who doesn't enjoy some schadenfreude at the expense of Microsoft?

This article from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer takes us on a tour of what to watch at the computer giant in the coming year, starting, of course, with the new Vista operating system. Reporter Todd Bishop notes that in spite of the company's assurance that this platform will be safer from viruses and the other security breaches that have plagued Windows users, Microsoft has already "suffered a setback with the recent discovery of the first Windows Vista security bug."

My, those Macs are looking good.


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.