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Money for Biomedical Research

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $1 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for the construction, repair, and renovation of biomedical research labs across the country, NIH says. In total, 146 grants were awarded to institutions across the US and among the institutions receiving money are: the Children's Health Research and Evaluation Facility in Indianapolis, which received almost $8.5 million to create a facility for pediatric clinical research and a core facility of pediatric phenotyping labs; the Genome Data Center Initiative in St. Louis, which was awarded $14.3 million to build a data center to support human genome research; and the Cell and DNA Repository Renovation in New Jersey, which received $9.5 million to renovate its biology lab.

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.