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This Week in Nature: Mar 1, 2007

Nature hits the newsstands today, which means we hit the books to bring you our weekly round-up of articles worth reading.

In news this week, the magazine checks in on metabolomics. It's déjà vu all over again: according to the article, the newest 'omics could very well offer the promise of medical success "where genomics and proteomics have failed."

Another news item delves into data-sharing websites -- specifically, Swivel and IBM's Many Eyes -- where scientists can upload their data to enable their peers to analyze and visualize them with new approaches.

And in a paper today, scientists at Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, San Diego, report on studies using microfluidics and computational modeling to analyze gene expression and phenotype in the yeast mating pathway and note the importance of MAPK regulation.


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.