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Read the Instructions Before Swabbing

An article in Forbes talks about the growing number of home health tests that probe a wider variety of conditions, and in much more depth. From cholesterol levels to allergies, the FDA-approved home health industry is huge, with blood glucose monitoring worth $5.5 billion in 2005. Though accessible and affordable, they might not be all that reliable, so read the instructions first.

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.