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A Paper Chip

MIT's Technolgy Review reports on a prototype out of Harvard that places a microfluidic device on a piece of paper the size of a pinky fingernail. George Whitesides and his group designed this chip to use paper's innate capillary action to absorb the sample, instead of relying on pumps or other power sources. "The kinds of things we're developing here are intended to be useful for screening public health in the developing world," says Whitesides.

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.