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This Week in Nature: Mar 8, 2007

It's a polar research issue of Nature, but there are still some 'omic papers scattered about.

A publication from lead author Christopher Greenman at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute presents data from a large-scale cancer sequencing effort that turned up more than 1,000 unknown mutations linked to tumor formation. There's also a news and views article paired with the paper and written by Daniel Haber and Jeff Settleman from Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.

In another paper, lead author Chris Organ from Harvard and his team analyze genome size in dinosaurs. They demonstrate a new method for estimating genome size and use it to predict this measure in 31 species of dinosaurs.


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.