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Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

A post on the Peanutbutter blog alerts readers to the availability of PEFF: A Common Sequence Database Format in Proteomics, which is up for comment at the PSI website. "The public comment period enables the wider community to provide feedback on a proposed standard before it is formally accepted, and thus is an important step in the standardisation process," blogs Frank Gibson. The goal of PEFF is to offer "a unified format for protein and nucleotide sequence databases to be used by sequence search engines and other associated tools."


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.