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They Must've Narrowly Beaten Out Bush and Cheney

US News & World Report has a special feature on 18 of America's top leaders, and GTO was pleased to see that a number of scientists made the list. These include Harold Varmus, now at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (the profile was written by Bernadine Healy), Shirley Tilghman at Princeton, and William Foege at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The profiles are in-depth pieces that offer a good portrait of the scientists.

 

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.