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Using DNA to Help Holocaust Victims

An article in The Scientist recounts the formation of the DNA Shoah Project, led by Syd Mandelbaum, which plans to establish a genetic database of Holocaust survivors. Through this database, they hope to be able to reunite postwar orphans sent to Israel, the US, or the UK with their families and to identify remains recently uncovered in Germany.

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.