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Star-Studded Snail Mail

For its third in a series "honoring individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of science," the US Postal Service has issued stamps that commemorate the achievements of the late American scientists Melvin Calvin, Asa Gray, Maria Goeppert Mayer, and Severo Ochoa. The federal mail-carrier says it is honoring the late biochemist and Nobel-laureate Ochoa for his pioneering work in RNA synthesis. "The stamp shows Ochoa in his laboratory in 1959, along with figures representing some of his work on protein synthesis," the USPS says. These stamps are available for purchase, here.

HT: Larry Moran at the Sandwalk

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.