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"Ouch" Just About Covers It

The Guardian reports on university angst in the UK as budgets were revealed to show tough hits for research. "Top universities including Imperial College London, University College London and Cambridge face substantial cuts this year after losing out in the allocation of £1.6bn of research funding," the story says. "A total of 53 universities face cuts after being allocated below-inflation increases in funding for research and teaching for next year."

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.