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Lab Managing's a Hard Job

Lab technicians are scientists, blogs Drug Monkey. They have the expertise to keep the lab running smoothly by knowing how to prepare reagents and under what conditions a model organism hanging out in the lab was raised. "They should be respected as professional scientists, not considered dismissively as 'just a tech'. Not in your mind. Not in their minds. Not in the minds of anyone," writes Drug Monkey.

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.