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Researchers Honored

President Obama announced the winners of this year's National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education's Paige Chapman. Two of this year's science medal winners were honored for their work on prions — Stanley Prusiner, director of the Institute for Neurogenerative Diseases at UCSF, who coined the term "prion", and Susan Lindquist, an MIT biology professor and Whitehead Institute member, who discovered how protein folding leads to neurological disorders. The other winners of the science medal include various researchers in the fields of chemistry, physics, neuroscience, mathematics, and atmospheric research, Chapman adds. The three researchers who won the technology medal were honored for their contributions "that improve either the nation's work force or its environmental or social well-being," Chapman says.

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.