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Maybe He Could Solve That Data Management Problem

And you thought learning basic bioinformatics was daunting? Take this as inspiration: a blog post at Engadget reports on 11-year-old Jon Penn, who has been in charge of his elementary school's 60-machine network since the previous admin left last year. At the moment, they write, "Jon's got his hands busy doing everything from fixing … paper jams to revising server configurations, and it sounds like he's having a ball -- he says he's been testing out virtualization products lately, and he's studying up for A+ technician certification this summer." GTO wonders if he is taking any students?

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.