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A Modest Proposal for Synthetic Bio

Over at Freelancing Science, Pawe³ Szczêsny has a post on BioBricks -- or the modules listed with the MIT Registry of Standard Biological Parts. Szczêsny says he "fell in love with the idea" of the project, but suggests a couple of improvements: first, that modules be made of more than just DNA (expanding to proteins and more) and grouped by functional roles. With these changes, he says, "maybe we could finally connects some dots and make a complexity of biological systems more understandable or at least traceable."

 

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.