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But They Won't Make You Oink

A Wall Street Journal article today profiles a former
PurdueUniversity scientist and his quest to make it big in the field of regenerative medicine. His discovery -- that a fine powder consisting of extracellular matrix harvested from pig bladders can be used to regenerate tissue -- has been recently supported by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA’s long-term goal is to enable returning soldiers to regenerate lost limbs. Sound like science fiction? Apparently the budding fields of stem-cell research and tissue engineering know no bounds.


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.