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When It Comes to Blogging, Comments Are Everything

Someone's not happy with the comments feature at PLoS One. At Sandwalk, blogger Larry Moran tells of his failed attempt to post a comment on the website. He's gotten several comments of his own to his post, one of them praising the comments feature as being the best thing about PLoS, despite the need for the web site to fix this bug. "The comments feature is probably the most important thing PLoS One offers, although the activation energy for participation is turning out to be surprisingly high," a reader posts.

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.