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What You Don't Know ... Might Hurt You

At Eye on DNA, Hsien-Hsien Lei features an article in Minneapolis-St. Paul's Star Tribune, which examines Minnesota's strict newborn genetic testing policy. The test covers a whopping 53 disorders and is one of just a few in the US that includes all the conditions recommended by the American College of Medical Genetics. While privacy advocates claim that the testing is involuntary and has "unknown future implications for employment and insurance," parents' stories shed light on the importance of the tests in saving lives.

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.