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Ohio-Bound

High-tech startups are popping up in unexpected cities, reports the Wall Street Journal. Instead of flocking to Boston or the Bay Area, companies are opening up or remaining in Ohio and Michigan. The founder of Proxy Biomedical Peter Gingras, based in Galway, Ireland, turned to Cleveland to open his US-based operations. "The State of Ohio, the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic stepped up and put a competitive package together. In the end, it was an easy decision," Gingras 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.