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The Latest Term We Never Expected to Hear: "Genome Pop"

Why is Jason Bobe our source for all songs that are genome-related? We're not sure, but the Personal Genome blogger has done it again. This time the song is Polony a Go-Go, written by James Kugler, an undergrad working in George Church's lab. Check out the blog post for lyrics or click here to go straight to the song.

 

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.