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IBM Founds $29M Institute For Computing Research


YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY--IBM has founded the Deep Computing Institute, a $29 million research institute to foster collaboration between experts in academia and industry in addressing challenging business and scientific problems.

Bioinformatics professionals on the institute's advisory board include: Manuel Peitsch, director of scientific computing for Glaxo Wellcome Experimental Research and Chris Sander, chief information science officer at Millennium Predictive Medicine.

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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.