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Send That Scientist a Valentine!

Evidently, the NIH budget crunch is hitting researchers harder than we thought.

An e-mail from Cold Spring Harbor today urges people to donate $25 to the institute's research fund, in exchange for which they'll "surprise your favorite scientist with a hand delivered red carnation."

Hey, if you're in the giving mood, certain Genome Technology editors could use a trip to Bora Bora. We're just saying.

 

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.