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Keeping DNA on the Down Low

The New York Times reports in this brief article on President Bush's call for a law to protect the privacy of genetic information -- a bill that has long been seen as the foundation for any kind of biobanking effort here in the US. In a talk he gave at NIH, Bush said, "If a person is willing to share his or her genetic information, it is important that that information not be exploited in improper ways," according to the story.

At least we'll still be able to exploit genetic information in ways we consider proper.

 

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.