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Setting Dark Data Free

All that unworthy data, unpublished and/or inconclusive or negative, should see the light of day, blogs Thomas Goetz on Epidemix. For one thing, he says in an essay for Wired, "Your dead end may be another scientist’s missing link." Google, adds Goetz, has a project in the pipeline to store and distribute these massive sets of dark data.

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.