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We Trust That Research Teams Are Already Working on a New Anti-Aging Cream

Technology Review reports on research that may yield insight into aging. "A new study by Harvard Medical School researchers reveals that the biochemical mechanism that makes yeast grow old has a surprising parallel in mice, suggesting it may be a universal cause of aging in all organisms," the article says. In yeast, the Sir2 protein has long been implicated in aging; this new study shows that the mouse equivalent, SIRT1, has a similar role. David Sinclair was senior author of the paper, which just came out in Cell. He's quoted in the story as saying, "It was very exciting when we made the discovery, because it was so unexpected."

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.