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Really, I Meant to Do That

At Bioinformatics Zen, Mike reminds us that it is important for bioinformatics folks to data test along with testing for functionality. The blogger walks through an example of how a program to determine the number of disulfide bonds in a protein sequence fails when held up to a data test, all because stop codons were translated into special characters. This leads Mike to say that "code testing will find all the possible errors that you can think of, data testing will find all the errors you don't."

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.