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Wait, What's Peer Review?

In industry, peer-reviewed papers just aren't valued, writes Sandra Porter on her blog. This realization shocked her as well as when she discovered that people in industry didn't really know what peer review meant. "The business people seem to think that scientific papers are written by ghost-writers and the software engineers think they're written by people from marketing," she blogs.

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.