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Laying Down the Authorship Law

The blogger at Life of a Lab Rat is now stricter about whose name goes on a paper. Simply, he writes that if you work on his project you’ll be on the paper and if you do the writing as well, then you’ll be first author. If you help out by supplying a reagent or proofing the paper, he’ll give you an acknowledgment. But what he says he won’t do is put someone’s name on the paper because that person is important. Read about the skirmish that led to this decision here.

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.