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A Little Light Reading

This month, PLoS Computational Biology and the International Society for Computational Biology begin publishing a new series of how-to articles for people who want to learn more about new areas in computational biology, points out Pierre Lindenbaum at his blog, Yokofakun. The “Getting Started in…” series will introduce the topic, highlight important issues, and direct readers to relevant books and articles. The first of the series, by Dana Farber's Xiaole Shirley Liu, covers tiling microarrays.

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.