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Out of the Mouths of Babes

This month’s issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology contains results of a study to check out microbial communities found in the mouths of cavity-prone kids and their dentally immaculate peers. Yihong Hi and colleagues looked at total microbial genomic DNA using DGGE, rather than typical cultivation methods that aren't effective for bacteria found in saliva and dental plaque. Check out the report to learn more about the molecular profiles that typify cavity-associated bacterial populations in kids.

 

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.