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The Passing of Frank Dixon

Frank Dixon, who founded the Scripps Research Institute, died last Friday at the age of 87.  Dixon also first used radiolabeling, tagging proteins and molecules with radioactive iodine and studied the immune system, describing complement and autoimmune diseases. In the 1960s, he founded and built up the Scripps Research Institute where he worked until his retirement in 1986. "Frank was the model of the modern scientist," says Richard Lerner to the Los Angeles Times.

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.