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Sharing Proteins Just Got Easier

WikiProteins is now in beta test mode, according to a paper published in Genome Biology today. WikiProteins is part of the WikiProfessional project, importing data from several large protein databases and expecting users to both contribute to and curate it. "But the success of the project will largely depend on its ability to attract biologists that feel a sense of ownership regarding a topic and make sure any changes to it are accurate," writes John Timmer at Ars Technica.

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.