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Powerful, and Friendly-Sounding, Too

An article in Reuters talks about the hefty supercomputing power at Saudi Arabia's new King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, due to open next year. It will house one of the world's largest supercomputers, Shaheen, which is expected to reach 222 teraflops, a capacity that will make it the sixth most powerful computer in the world. The university hopes to attract researchers and collaborators from around the world and from various scientific disciplines, including bioscience and bioengineering. Partners include Cornell University, the University of Oxford, Stanford University, and Texas A&M University.

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.