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We Hear Starbucks Is Looking for Summer Help

With the shortfall of cash in California, the UC system announced a furlough plan to save some money to cover the loss of $813 million of state financing, reports the New York Times. The system-wide furloughs will be based on pay, so that people earning more than $240,000 will take 26 furlough days and those making less than $40,000 will have 11 furlough days. UC President Mark Yudof says this could save $184 million, according to Science Insider. Some exceptions to the furlough plan include those whose jobs are fully supported through research grants and those at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Other changes being made to the system include tuition and fee increases, the elimination of courses and sections at the various campuses, and deferring new hires. "The impact of this cut is devastating," Yudof says.

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.