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Quite a Way From the Humble Pea

Over at his Omics! Omics! website, blogger Keith Robison takes readers through the Gregor Mendel exhibit at Chicago's prestigious Field Museum. He gives the exhibit a thumbs-up, encouraging people to see it if possible. For the computational biology set, he notes: "One other point brought out by the exhibit: how Mendel was a pioneer of combining math with biology."

 

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.