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Now That's Encouraging: Genetics as the Cautionary Example

This BBC news story reports that a nonprofit group says studies have shown that "life-saving scientific research is being stifled by a 'broken' patent system." The Innovation Partnership, based in Canada, says patent issues are delaying advances in cancer treatment, synthetic biology, agbio, and nanotechnology. Lead author of the study Richard Gold offers an alternative approach to IP and says, "We do not want to end up in the same situation with nanotechnology that we are in with genetics."


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.