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Where's Wallace?

January 8th was Alfred Wallace's birthday, blogs Olivia Judson at the New York Times, and 2008 is the 150th anniversary of Wallace writing to Charles Darwin, describing evolution by natural selection -- the very same idea Darwin was sitting on. Because of these anniversaries, Judson goes to London's National Portrait Gallery to see Wallace. She finds Charles Lyell, Henry Huxley, and many others, but no Wallace. When she asks, she is told that his portrait is just not up. "In storage? Alfred Russel Wallace is in storage? Then bring him out and hang him!" she 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.