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The New Question: What to Do with Those Rescued Embryos?

A news article reported that scientists at Advanced Cell Technology have developed the first human embryonic stem cell line without destroying the original embryo. The company took a single cell from each of three embryos and then refroze them, leaving the embryos unharmed. Considering US President Bush's recent veto of more federal funding for stem cell research, this technique might be the answer to a looming morality question.

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.