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Maybe Now We'll Take Them Seriously

Officials at Harvard University have been busy, if the Allston Initiative is any guide. The university just released the initiative, which comprises expansion plans that will dedicate billions of dollars over the next 50 years to drastically updating the campus, according to this wire story. Harvard plans to break ground this summer on a 500,000-square-foot interdisciplinary science complex for stem cell research and other areas of study.

 

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.