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Time to Dust Off Your BioPerl

Why are the computations are missing? Blogger Neil Saunders doesn't waste any time finding out. In a recent blog post that serves as a mini-tutorial, he takes a paper and extracts the data by converting it to code. Using a handful of variables and five subroutines, Saunders makes it look easy and even fun to practice coding in Perl. Now, which paper is next?

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.