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Women Scientists Can Have It All

At The Intersection, Sheril Kirshenbaum confronts the question of what it means to be a woman in science. She links to a new study that says the reason many women drop out of the race between postdoc and PI is due to their own choosing. Better role models would go a long way toward helping them see that successful women scientists can have families and lives outside the lab. "We need more visible women in science ... blazing a trail by setting the example for the next generation that we can be independent and successful without sacrificing a desired lifestyle -- whether as mothers, wives, or even fashionistas," writes Kirshenbaum.

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.