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For the Lab On the Go

Deepak Singh is imagining a world where labs are stocked with mobile devices instead of desktops. Though PCs will always be necessary, blogs Singh, will there be a day when these mobile devices can keep track of an experiment's status or be used to update your lab notebook? "I suspect many of my brethren and readers will attribute these thoughts to my gadget lust, which I will plead guilty to, but it’s closer than one might think," he writes.

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.