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Was Darwin the World's First Blogger?

Blogger Neil Saunders at What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate points out the launch of a website that contains the text of some 5,000 of Darwin's letters, written around the time of the Beagle voyage and during the years around the 1859 publication of Origin of Species. The main feature of the Darwin Correspondence Project is that the letters are complete and searchable on the website.

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.