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Stop Asking Me That!

Scientists try to answer questions for a living, says Benchfly's Alan Marnett. But certain questions asked by family and friends may "trigger a primal response" after being asked over and over again, he adds. To avoid any "future explosions," it's best to identify these questions early on and warn people not to ask them. The most annoying question to be asked, according to Marnett's poll, is: "When are you going to graduate?" It is followed closely by: "Explain to me what you do, again?"

Daily Scan wants to know, what are the most annoying questions you hear?

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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.