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And This Right Here Is the Morality Gene

This New York Times article profiles the work of Jonathan Haidt, a moral psychologist from the University of Virginia. Haidt has been studying whether evolution helped shape the moral conscience in humans. His findings have led to the view that "morality as driven by two separate mental systems, one ancient and one modern, though the mind is scarcely aware of the difference," according to the article.

 

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.