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Just One More Thing to Worry About

Research reported in this week's JAMA looked at the global DNA methylation pattern of 111 Icelandic people and 126 Utahan people at different points in time. The researchers saw that the DNA methylation patterns changed over time -- in both groups, about 10 percent of individuals had more than 20 percent methylation change over time. "The question of whether DNA methylation changes over a lifetime hadn't been asked before," says senior author Andrew Feinberg to Nature. "A fairly large number of people thought it didn't change."

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.