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You Can't Buy Publicity Like This

This weekend, a group of science bloggers got together at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to to discuss the art of the scientific blog. This article from The News & Observer reports on highlights from the meeting and includes interviews with participants, such as Hunt Willard, director of the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy at Duke University. The verdict: science blogs are a good thing, and could eventually contribute to advances in the field.

Hey, we didn't say it. We just happen to agree.

 

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.