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Science, and Scientists, Open Up

Over at the far-more-intellectual-than-we-are 3 Quarks Daily blog, molecular biologist Bill Hooker pens a thorough and thoughtful essay on open source, open access, and "open science" in general. He writes, "Open Science is very much in its infancy at the moment; we don't know precisely what its maturity will look like, but we have good reason to think we'll like it." We think you'll like his essay, which takes examples from DNA sequencing, PubMed, and the impact factors of scientific journals.


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.