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Predicting Promoters

A paper published online in Nature Genetics ($) is getting attention on newswires. Senior author Bing Ren at the University of California, San Diego, and his team zeroed in on enhancer and promoter regions in the human genome for this study. The group tracked chemical patterns and used those to develop a new algorithm to predict and find such regulatory elements.

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.