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This You Need Authority to Do

The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House requested a bigger budget for the Food and Drug Administration for fiscal year 2009. Most of the $130 million would go toward monitoring drug and medical device safety, as well as funding food-safety initiatives. Also, the White House wants the FDA to have the authority to approve generic versions of biologic drugs.

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.