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New Products: SoftGenetics' NextGene

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SoftGenetics has released the latest version of its NextGene software for analyzing next-generation sequence data. The new version includes tools for HLA analysis and the ability to analyze sequence data generated from Life Technologies' SOLiD instrument. Additionally, it has improved assembly of Ion Torrent PGM data, including new coverage normalization of the Floton assembler, automatic report generation capabilities, and other features.

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.