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In an effort to shed light on its array of family-friendly programs and policies, the National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research launched a Web page that compiles "some of the ways in which NIH helps our grantee institutions foster family-friendly environments for the NIH-supported workforce," OER says. OER outlines the ways in which NIH funds researchers taking time off for family reasons, provides grant applicants an opportunity to explain delays in productivity, allows early-stage investigators, or ESIs, "who have experienced a lapse in their research or research training during the 10-year ESI period" to request extensions of their ESI eligibility, supports investigators re-entering research after some time away with supplemental assistance, and "requiring child care at NIH-supported conferences."

HT: NIH OER Extramural Nexus

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.