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Overselling Genomics, Round Three!

Jonathan Eisen gets his feathers ruffled over at The Tree of Life, handing his third "Overselling Genomics Award" (and adds a bonus "Overselling Men" award) to Newsweek for their recent feature on the ten "most esteemed" biologists in the world today. He laments that there are no women on the list and that they all focus on only one kind of research — genomics. Newsweek trying anything but mainstream? Never one to miss a chance to be cynical, we think a new award category should be created: "Overselling (mainstream) Science Journalism."

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.