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Studying Telomeres -- Yep, That Turned Out to Be a Good Decision

The accolades have been raining down on telomere expert Elizabeth Blackburn lately, so Discover magazine offers this interview with the scientist. The intro lists some of Blackburn's awards (the Lasker, Gruber, and Gairdner prizes), and just this week she was also honored with the L'Oreal -UNESCO For Women in Science Award.

 

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.