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We've all been there, at a conference where the speakers use so much text on their slides that it is barely legible — not that you have enough time to read it because the moderator didn't really moderate and the speaker has to fly through his talk. From the GME meeting, Jonathan Eisen, who breaks one of his one rules by blogging during a presentation, presents a top ten list of what not to do at a conference. Number one is: "Go way over your allotted time to speak. Even if the chair of a session lets you do this, don't. It is rude to the audience and to other speakers," he writes.

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.