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The Knight of the Zinc Fingers

BBC has an article about new research indicating that zinc-finger nucleases appear to be a more efficient way to deactivate single genes, offering scientists "unprecedented control over the processes which cause disease," the story says. Sir Aaron Klug, who discovered zinc-finger proteins and is based at the Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology, led the project. For more background detail on Klug's work, check out this story from the Times Online.

 

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.