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Recording the Process Is the Hardest Part

Over at Science in the Open, Cameron Neylon is trying to move to open notebook status and says that it's not been an easy process. He says it's hard to keep up with recording the process of finding experimental solutions (instead, it's easier just to write out the successful protocol), and that data analysis -- "particularly when it uses a variety of specialist software tools" -- is difficult to record. "The common theme here is 'fiddling' and the difficulty of recording it efficiently, accurately, and usefully," he writes.


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.