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There Once Was a Girl From ...

Have a silver tongue? This month's mini-Annals of Improbable Research announces a limerick contest brought to you by lumpers, splitters, and nosology. "To the extent that he pulls together the multiple features of single gene syndromes, the medical geneticist is a lumper. To the extent by various means that he identifies heterogeneity, he is a splitter," writes Victor McKusick in the 1969 paper that is the inspiration for the contest. The mini-AIR lists two rules for the contest: "Please make sure that: (1) your rhymes actually do; and (2) your poem is in classic, trills-off-the-tongue limerick form." If you win, they might send you something. Or not.

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.