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'You Cannot Use People'

Jay Katz, a psychoanalyst and Yale Law School professor, died last week of heart failure at the age of 86. During his career, Katz studied the conflicting interests of doctors and patients in medical research, writing the 1984 book The Silent World of Doctor and Patient. In the 1970s, Katz was on the panel investigating the Tuskegee syphilis experiment. "There is persistent confusion between research and [clinical] practice and the obfuscation of the two," Katz told the Los Angeles Times in 1994. "You cannot use people -- or you should not use people -- as means for others' ends and for ends that might ultimately even be good.'

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.