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The genome of the anthropod crustacean Daphnia pulex has been sequenced and is in public early access. The debut includes a Genbank genome submission and publications and a grand opening scheduled to land between the fall of this year and spring of next year.
For now, this water flea sequence is viewable at
Scientists wishing to contribute to the project should visit

NextBio has released a fresh version of its search engine for life sciences data with chemistry-enabled search features. The latest update of NextBio contains robust search capabilities and content tailored toward helping researchers and clinicians explore high-throughput and high-content screening data.
The enhancements allow scientists to extend biomedical ontology for data consistency; share data through a secure access-controlled environment; and manage, search and correlate internal biological and chemical data.
More information about the latest extensions can be found at the company’s website:

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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.