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The Mouse with the Elephant's Memory

Scientists at St. Andrew's University report in the journal Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience that they have genetically engineered mice in which the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are sent into reverse, according to a news piece in the Guardian. They engineered the mice to produce what they call a "decoy" protein that binds to amyloid protein, preventing amyloid from binding to ABAD, and thereby preventing the disease from actively destroying nerve cells.

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.