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That's One Running Stitch, One Cross Stitch, and a Guanine

Inspired by an artist and the Human Genome Project, Beverly St. Clair fashioned a way to represent different genomes in quilt patterns. Each base of a gene is a different kind of fabric square, which are then quilted together in the order of the gene. "The resulting quilts are visually exciting," she says on her website, where you can find quilts of the human red cone pigment gene (it is indeed red), WIG-1, and the hepatitis C virus.

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.