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Rehashing the Evolution Debate

Sam Brownback, the Republican senator from Kansas, penned an op-ed piece in today's New York Times clarifying his thoughts on evolution. Brownback rejects evolution (though he is fine with microevolution) that argues that people came about as a quirk of fate, rather than through divine causality, and says that argument is "atheistic theology posing as science." In reasoned discussions of the origin of people, Brownback says he wants room for faith, philosophy, and theology.

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.