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A Round of Applause

Susan Lindquist at the Whitehead Institute and Stanley Prusiner from the University of California, San Francisco, were among the researchers who received the National Medal of Science Wednesday at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. The White House said that Lindquist is being honored "her studies of protein folding [that are] facilitating insights in fields as wide-ranging as human disease, evolution, and biomaterials" and Prusiner is being lauded "for his discovery of prions … and his continuing efforts to develop effective methods for detecting and treating prion diseases."

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.