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We Will Find You (and Try Really Hard to Save You)

This story from the Guardian reports on new guidelines from the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommending "a major DNA testing programme in an attempt to save the lives of those with inherited high cholesterol." According to the guidelines, doctors would recommend genetic testing for relatives of patients who carry a mutation linked to familial hypercholesterolemia. A member of the group issuing the guidance, Steve Humphries, is quoted as saying, "This is the first time genetic testing has been recommended for a common disease."


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.