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Let It Be Codified

In a paper published in the Science and Engineering Ethics journal ($), Nancy Jones, scientist and bioethicist, calls for a code of ethics that would govern the life science field. What she offers in the publication is a "prototype code" to foster discussion among scientists. "Like the Hippocratic oath, a code of ethics for the life sciences can provide a continual standard to shape the ethical practice of science," Jones said in a press release issued by the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.


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.