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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

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.