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What is Bioinformatics Again?

An interesting post on ScienceBlogs’ Discovering Biology in a Digital World talks about where bioinformatics fits in in the biotech industry. The blogger, a bioinformatics scientist and entrepreneur, classifies biotech professionals into two broad groups:  scientists, who use bioinformatics software as a research tool, and computer programmers, who write code and create customized software programs. A handy diagram shows different career paths and what to expect once employed.

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.