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In a paper published online yesterday in Nature Methods, senior author Richard Gibbs and collaborators at Baylor and NimbleGen present a direct-selection technique for DNA sequences that does not require using PCR. The work took place using NimbleGen arrays and a 454 sequencer. "We combined these new developments to enable the efficient targeted capture and sequencing of specific DNA sequences from complex genomes to provide an alternative to PCR-based methods," the authors write.

 

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.