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Scaling Up

Deepak Singh writes that big science will, "out of sheer necessity," need to use scalable designs for computing. From reading James Hamilton's blog, Singh writes that scaling comes from partitioning and redundancy while from Dan Reed's blog, Singh finds that the degree of parallel systems needed will be a challenge. From that he adds that it may be time for "people who live and breathe concurrency and scale."

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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.