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Well, Here's Something We Can Stop Feeling Guilty About

The theory that humans were entirely responsible for the extinction of the woolly mammoth might be a bit homo-centric, according to a new, large-scale study. Evolutionary biologists have found that the creatures had progressively less and less genetic diversity that made them incapable of adapting to changing conditions, suggesting that they were actually facing the end of the line even before humans entered the picture, according to this article.

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.