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Not That We Ever Really Had a Handle on 1.0

Here's an interesting post from the Personal Genome blog, in which Jason Bobe discusses the surge of new ethical questions arising as next-gen medicine picks up steam. Referring to it as "Medical ethics 2.0" and comparing some of the changes to the better-known Web 2.0, Bobe's post goes through topics including family medical histories and practitioners' duty to warn patients or their families about outcomes of genetic testing.

 

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.