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The Complete Five

Over at Genetic Future, Daniel MacArthur blogs about Complete Genomics and its deal to sequence five genomes for the Broad Institute -- one genome of a well-studied test case, and four from "tumor and matched-pair normals" to study glioblastoma and melanoma. MacArthur spoke with Complete's Geoff Nilsen about accuracy issues. While data estimates are still rough, "based on preliminary quality control data, Nilsen very cautiously estimated that they had somewhere in the vicinity of 80,000-100,000 false positive calls, and perhaps around 1,000 false negatives, for single nucleotide polymorphisms in their pilot genome sequence," MacArthur writes.

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.