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The Maze of Master Control Genes

Blogger PZ Myers at Pharyngula goes into great detail about master control genes. He covers cis-regulatory transcription factor binding sites, feedback loops of these genes, and an overall detailed description of how Pax-6, a master control gene that initiates development of the eye, works in developing embryos when turned on and different times and places. His diagrams and photos help to make it all digestible.

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.