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Stimulating Spam

Jonathan Eisen has been keeping an eye on a new kind of e-mail that has been appearing in his inbox -- "science stimulus spam." On his blog, he posts excerpts from three different companies that in their e-mails extol their respective virtues and say they are there to help you. They also want part of your stimulus money, but it doesn't look like they come out and say it that baldly.

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.