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Wiki-fying a Journal Article

Nature is trying out an idea that Deepak Singh loves. There's a wiki accompanying Lincoln Stein's new paper in Nature Reviews Genetics. (The review discusses biological cyberinfrastructure and is also worth a look.) The sections of the wiki include the major themes of the paper such as centralized online databases and analysis systems, bioinformatics toolkits, the semantic web, and more. "I'd argue that something like this should accompany other types of papers," writes Singh. "Too often people publish papers with incremental improvements. Perhaps they could avoid doing that and update a companion wiki or something along those lines."

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.