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Cold Spring Harbor Press, Ambion

Cold Spring Harbor Press said this week that the current issue of Cold Spring Harbor Protocols features new, freely available methods for using RNA interference in mice and Drosophila.
The protocols can be found at

Ambion has recently launched the Silencer human phosphatase siRNA library.
The library contains three individual siRNAs for 267 gene targets, according to the company.

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.