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Restriction Digests Made Easy

At Bitesize Bio, Rob offers tips for performing restriction digests. "Restriction digests are simple. But underestimate them at your peril," says Rob. Before running your screen, you should make a list of the available enzymes (avoid "unfriendly" ones) and identify restriction sites in both the insert and vector. He also offers a checklist of reasons the screen might have gone wrong.

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.