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Our Science Fair Project Revolved Around Trying Not to Set the Building on Fire

Rutgers' Waksman Institute is bringing sequencing and bioinformatics to high school students through their HiGene project. Funded by the National Science Foundation, five high school students studied bacteria that contain a bit of brine shrimp DNA -- they sequenced the bacteria's DNA and compared it to other DNA sequences to predict gene function. The students then presented their work to the NSF.

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.