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Laying the Cause for Linux

All scientists should move over to use Linux, writes Peter Blazso at Bitesize Bio. His five reasons are: it's free, it's fast, it doesn't catch viruses, thousands of programs — including biology-specific ones — are free, and there's a Linux community waiting to help you troubleshoot. Blazso then walks through how to install Ubuntu Linux, also in five steps.

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.