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Recipe for Success: Less Money, More Time?

Geoff Davis and Peter Fiske, who run the blog at phds.org, asked readers to write in with how they would change the NIH funding strategy if they were in charge. Now that several responses are in, some of the favorite suggestions are reducing the size of grants (we're interpreting that as "Stop writing huge checks to the Broad!") and lengthening the grant durations by a few years. Check it out and throw in your own two cents.

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.