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A Time to 'Evolve'

Information technology is fast-evolving, says Business Bytes Genes Molecules' Deepak Singh, and the publishing of scientific literature needs to keep up. Whether it be tweeting, peer review, or information platforms which "combine science with the social," scientific discourse needs to use all the tools at its disposal to "evolve," Singh says. "What that evolution will be is unclear but if we don't we hurt science, and we put up unnecessary roadblocks," he adds. Tools like Instapaper — which can save Web pages for later reading — can be combined with and iPhone or a Kindle to read long form articles and essays. Many scientists have embraced blogging as a way to get ideas out into the community. "Watching this evolution is going to be quite fascinating," Singh says.

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.