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We Can Recode Him. We Have the Software

Deepak Singh has a post today at business|bytes|genes|molecules that inspires some fun daydreaming: what could we do if the human body was a software program that we could debug? Singh writes, "It would be wonderful if we could add breakpoints to various points in the body and run a debugging program to find potential problems."

Great theory. But GTO wonders, what happens if the program gets stuck in a loop? This picture of a 12-headed jellyfish might be a cautionary tale.

 

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.