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Nothing Can Touch the Gold Standard

A report from the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education finds that academics are traditionalists when it comes to publication options, says the Chronicle of Higher Education. Though there are “experiments in new genres of scholarship and dissemination,” peer-review is held in the highest esteem. One of the seven case studies in the report focuses on the biological sciences and it finds that “the publication system in biology is almost exclusively journal based and dominated by a few highly selective journals.”

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.