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In November, You'll Be Voting With Your Genes

New York Times editorial discusses research that links genetic makeup to the politics we hold. According to the research, people with one variant of the MAOA gene are more likely to vote than if they have the other version. Because people with the "right" versions of this gene and the 5HTT gene are better able to handle stress, they're better able to deal with the stress of making political choices, the research suggests.

GTO thinks there are probably other genes involved as well, like the ones for critical thinking.

 

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.