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Salary and 'Nice Guys'

Men who are agreeable don't make as much money as disagreeable men do, and women make less, whether or not they are agreeable, reports LiveScience. According to the University of Notre Dame's Timothy Judge, that wage gap between disagreeable and agreeable men is about 18 percent while it is 5 percent between disagreeable and agreeable women. Judge's study is to be published this fall in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. "Women who appear to be tough or disagreeable get a special kind of scorn directed toward them," Judge says. "That sort of neutralizes the benefit that they might otherwise receive." Judge also studied why considered disagreeable men have a wage advantage, and found that they were viewed as strong leaders.

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.