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Pinching Pennies

Scientists are already feeling the effects of the tight NIH budget and have begun facing the need to compromise their experiments to keep them within the funding bounds, according to this story from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Focused primarily on cancer research and on St. Louis-based scientists, the article nicely ties together the root of the problem and its effects in the research community.

 

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.