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What's in a Name?: Apr 23, 2008

A few months ago, GTO pointed out that Drosophila melanogaster should actually be called Sophophora melanogaster -- since the Drosophila genus is paraphyletic. Evolgen posts today that there is a group lobbying to keep Drosophila melanogaster called just that and it's been brought up, as Case 3407, to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature.

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.