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With Tactics Like These, How Can You Not Believe?

Oooh, Richard Dawkins is steamed. This article from the New York Times details how Dawkins and other evolutionary biologists were asked to appear in a documentary that would examine "the intersection of science and religion." But now that the interviews are over, the film has a new title and clearly "makes the case for intelligent design," according to the article. Dawkins says he would never have gotten involved if he knew the true premise of the film, the online trailer for which calls it "a startling revelation that freedom of thought and freedom of inquiry have been expelled from publicly-funded high schools, universities and research institutions."

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.