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Might as Well Bare It All

Esther Dyson knows she isn't exactly your average person. This blog post from Erika Jonietz at Xconomy reports on Dyson's explanation of why she joined George Church's Personal Genome Project and why it doesn't bother her that her medical records and sequence will be made public. As one of the first 10 volunteer members of the project, Dyson hopes to set a good example and help scientists all in one fell swoop. The blog also points to a video of Dyson giving a talk on the subject.

 

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.