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Slow Down, and Mind the Gap

At Gene Sherpas:  Personalized Medicine and You, Steve Murphy writes that overselling genomics could ruin the promise of personalized medicine. He defines the "gap phase" in between genomics and medical application of genomics as having "to do with literature and evidence based medicine. In medicine, doctors try not to do anything without good data that shows long term outcomes." The problem, he writes, is that there needs to be more physicians trained in genetics, or more geneticists available to them to interpret all that new genomic 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.