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What's Faster than Reading an Abstract?

Over at Buried Treasure, Lars Juhl Jensen blogs about a new take on quickly summing up a paper. Since there's just not enough time to read the scientific literature, Jensen tried feeding his latest papers through Wordle, an app that chews through text and spits out the key terms in a word cloud. "All in all, I think that Wordle does a pretty good job at capturing the essence of each paper," he writes.

 

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.