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More Genes for Coronary Artery Disease

The NEJM published results from two genome-wide association studies for coronary artery disease. Combining genotyping data from the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium study and the German Myocardial Infarction Family Study, researchers confirmed a region on chromosome 9 to be highly associated with coronary artery disease. Overall, the WTCCC showed nine loci that were strongly associated with coronary artery disease, and the combined data found an additional four loci.

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.