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Leave That GWAS Alone

The New York Times profiles Duke's David Goldstein, calling him a dissenting voice above the common disease/common variant hypothesis. Goldstein says that common diseases are probably caused by many rare variants and that doing more and more genome-wide association studies will largely be fruitless. "It's an astounding thing that we have cracked open the human genome and can look at the entire complement of common genetic variants, and what do we find? Almost nothing. That is absolutely beyond belief," he says. Goldstein also has a new book, called Jacob's Legacy, that recounts his studies into Jewish genetic history.

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.