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Science Round-up

In today’s Science round-up, Barbara Stranger and associates at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge have completed whole-genome association analyses of expression levels of almost 15,000 transcripts with SNPs and CNVs in individuals who are part of the International HapMap project.

From the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, EdinburghUniversity, researchers found that Rett’s syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, can be reversed in mice by simply activating a mutant gene.  The study sheds a sliver of light on the therapeutic potentials of phenotypic reversibility.

Chemists at HarvardUniversity and the PolishAcademy of Sciences have created “bubble logic” in a microfluidic system.  In their research, they’ve used the linearity of the flow of bubbles through the system to create a device that encodes and decodes signals.


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.