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New Year, New Rules

Writedit blogs at Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship about the NIH's grant award policy for fiscal '10. "It’s not entirely business as usual," she writes. A few of the changes she highlights: an allowance for 2 percent inflation, rather than 3 percent, for certain awards; suspension of the NIH Directors Bridge Award; increased salary cap; and five days instead of two to correct electronic applications. Check out the blog post for more details.

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.