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Mmm, Tastes Like Cloned Chicken

The New York Times serves up a tasty article on a new system to track cloned livestock. The program has been developed by companies "responding to concerns in the food industry" -- particularly those regarding retailers who promise that their products do not contain any milk or meat from cloned animals, according to the article. "The program comes as the Food and Drug Administration is thought to be preparing to lift a voluntary moratorium that has kept milk and meat from cloned cows, pigs and goats out of the food supply."


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.