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Measuring What You Can't See: Difficult. Measuring the Safety of What You Can't See: Ugh

The New York Times reported today on the release of the Nano Risk Framework, which arose from a collaborative effort between DuPont and Environmental Defense to monitor safety issues related to nanotechnology. Because of a lack of information on health and other concerns about nanoparticles, the framework is the most extensive yet in detailing how to evaluate and address the risks of creating and using nanoscale particles.

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.