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Upheld, For Now


Good news for those in
California
who have not yet received any grant money for their stem cell projects. A court of appeals upheld a lower court’s decision that the 2004 creation of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine by Prop 71 was constitutional. But don’t hold your breath for those funds—this case will probably be appealed to
California
’s Supreme Court.


 

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.