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Lee Hood on New Technologies

The Institute for Systems Biology's Leroy Hood tells MedGadget that his institute is working on several new technologies, including single-cell analysis, targeted mass spectrometry, and family genome sequencing. In addition, he says that patient wellness and personalized medicine are two of the main trends in medicine right now. He later adds that pilot programs are imperative to translate new technologies from the bench to the clinic. "Having been involved in a series of projects that lead to paradigm shifts, such as the Human Genome Project and P4 medicine, I can say that what has persuaded people in all cases has been the clear demonstration of value that can be gained by using the new approach," Hood says.

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.