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News Flash: Your Job Makes You Trendy

Over at HealthNex, a blog associated with IBM, guest contributor Hsien-Hsien Lei offers up a fun top 10 list of the ways DNA technology will change your life. #10: DNA makes you hip. "Pop culture references to DNA are rife. If you want to be 'in,' learn how to mention DNA in casual conversation," Lei writes.

 

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.