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They May be GMO, But They Don't Need Water

China's Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, in cooperation with Syngenta, a Swiss company, will be developing drought-resistant crops. According to a news wire report, they will be focusing on corn, soybean, sugar beet, sugar cane, and wheat and they plan to sell these genetically modified crops on the global market.

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.