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Tracking Migration Through Genes

University of Michigan population geneticist Noah Rosenberg has collaborated with others to publish a paper in PLoS Genetics that looks at the genetic ancestry of Native Americans. It's part of a journal club that's hosted at the Computational Biology and Evolution blog. In the paper, they examine microsatellite markers of 29 Native American populations from Canada, Central America, and South America, and find evidence, according to Rosenberg, of one single migration from Siberia.

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.