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But Why Settle for Being Great When You Could Be Wonderful?

Ever wondered how to propel yourself from run-of-the-mill scientist to great scientist? You can stop wondering and start acting, thanks to this essay from UNC's Morgan Giddings in PLoS Computational Biology. Giddings expounds on seven tips, including "don't worry about age, worry about being exposed to new ideas," "take risks," and "learn to enjoy the process of writing and presenting."


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.