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You Finally Get Something Passed in Congress, and Look What Happens

There have been any number of complaints about the patent reform laws here in the US, but now someone's taking action. This article from the Wall Street Journal reports on a lawsuit GlaxoSmithKline filed against the US Patent and Trademark Office, charging that the new rules "could damage about 100 of the company's pending patent applications."

 

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.