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The New Take on Aging: Your Body Is Actively Working Against You

This article in Scientific American reports on a study published in Cell that found certain genes in C. elegans that appear to switch on the aging process. (You can see where this is going, can't you?) The story quotes Marc Tatar, a biologist not involved in the research, as saying, "The take-home message is that aging can be slowed and managed by manipulating signaling circuits within cells." Stuart Kim from Stanford was senior author on the paper.

 

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.