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They Can Play Together Nicely, Can't They?

At Eye on DNA, Hsien-Hsien Lei reminds us of the “working partnership” that eventually evolved between the HGP and Celera. Now, more and more government-funded organizations are sprouting up to manage complementary post-genomic projects: CDC’s National Office of Public Health Genomics, the Human Genome Epidemiology Network (HuGENet), and HHS’s Personalized Health Care Initiative. “It’s extremely encouraging to see that the government is aware of the needs and demands of the genome revolution,” she writes, but also wonders how new collaborative efforts between private and public sectors will actually play out. “After all, it’s only natural that everyone will want to protect their turf.”

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.