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No Word on Whether He Was Speaking From the Infallibility Chair

The Pope weighs in on science and evolution, but, according to this article in the New York Times, kept his comments fairly vague. In a quote from the article, Pope Benedict XVI says, "I would not depend on faith alone to explain the whole picture. Essentially, he said that neither science nor faith can fully explain evolution. We're willing to bet at least some scientists have other ideas in mind.


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.