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Of Spuds and Slingshots

Here's a cheery article from the UK's Guardian about an impending battle over genetically modified crops. Ag company BASF is preparing to plant a field of GM potatoes, and the article says "a group of anti-GM campaigners" has already pledged to prevent that from happening. The company tried something similar last year and opponents ripped up the crop "in an overnight raid."

 

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.