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Open-Minded Enough for Open Science?

"Do scientists really believe in open science?" asks research associate Frank Gibson on his peanutbutter blog. To answer his own question, he first discusses the definition of open science and concludes that for science to be open it needs to be fully open access with open licensing, open standards, and open data. Gibson says that open science is gaining some traction but is being held back by the old publish-or-perish mentality.

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.