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Personalized Medicine, Defined (Again, But Better)

At his blog Gene Sherpas, Steve Murphy defines — and defends — his personalized medicine practice based on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Helix Health. "My philosophy is the power of genomics should empower patients and providers,” he writes. “Together as a team we can prevent some horrible diseases and avoid some horrible adverse drug reactions.” Mostly, his comments reveal how disjointed medical education and genetics practice are, and what a personalized approach can do the change this in the post-genomic age.

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.