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"Literacula" Makes Us Laugh

Over at My Biotech Life, Ricardo Vidal posts an interview with Mendeley co-founder Victor Henning, who discusses the history and concept behind the software tool. As Henning describes it, Mendeley is "a combination of desktop software and social network for managing and sharing academic papers, with research statistics, recommendation engines, and an open, semantic research paper database coming down the road." Vidal says he's found it useful in organizing his thesis research.

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.