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Now a Sung Hero

An article in the Washington Post, prepared in conjunction with the Partnership for Public Service, calls Jeffrey Schloss the "unsung hero" of the Human Genome Project. Schloss was the director for technology development coordination for the project and encouraged the participants to create faster and cheaper methods. "He was instrumental in setting the vision for the development of these technologies and inspired a lot of people to think boldly and to focus on novel approaches to solve problems and technology issues that are 10 years down the road," Francis Collins says.

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.