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Tell Your Mom Your Genes Made You Steal the Lunch Money

Through twin analysis, British and American researchers found genetic influences for whether a child is a bully or one's victim, reports the UK's Guardian. According to the article, genetic influences account for 73 percent of a child's chance of being victimized and 61 percent of their risk of being the bully. One person interviewed for the Guardian called this genetic-based risk a "red herring."

Even so, GTO thinks kids across the world will latch on to this excuse.

 

The Scan

mRNA-Based Vaccine on the Way in China

China may soon have its own mRNA-based vaccine, according to Nature News.

Arranged Killing, Fraud Alleged by Prosecutors

The Wall Street Journal reports that prosecutors allege that the co-founder of a biotech arranged to have a business associate who threatened to expose him as a fraud killed.

Whirlwind Decade of CRISPR

The New York Times looks back at the 10 years since the University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues published their CRISPR paper.

PNAS Papers on Blue Cone Monochromacy Structural Variants, HIV-1 Mutant, T-ALL

In PNAS this week: structural variants linked to blue cone monochromacy, HIV-1 variants affecting the matrix protein p17, and more.