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The Twenty-Year Gap

A science correspondent for the Guardian looks into new analytical work arguing that Charles Darwin didn't delay the publication of On the Origin of Species, as is commonly thought, to avoid trouble with the church or his peers. His problem, according to the new analysis, is one we can all relate to: he simply had too much work to do. Let's hope it doesn’t take the rest of us 20 years to catch up.

 

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.