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RNA Rules, Dude

Every day is DNA day, but when does RNA get its glory? According to a blog by Alex Palazzo, a postdoc at Harvard Med, 2006 was the year of RNA. His latest blog entry celebrates the triumphs of the DNA counterpart - the Nobel Prize! A 50-year anniversary! - in the past 12 months.

 

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.