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What's the Difference Between You and a Genius? About $500,000

The MacArthur Foundation announced its 2007 Genius Awards and blogger PhilipJ at Biocuriosities points out the biology-related fellows. Caltech's Michael Elowitz studies cell's gene networks and is a 2007 awardee. Another fellow is Paul Rothemund, who works on DNA nanostuctures (which are featured in this month's Genome Technology Blunt End).

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.